wraþu, f.n: (lit.) a prop, stay, or support; (fig.) support or assistance. (WRA-thuh / ˈwɹa-θʌ)

Canon table in the Lindisfarne Gospels (London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero D IV, f. 14v). The British Library medieval manuscripts blog tells about this lovely canon table: “The canon tables provide readers with a concordance to the Four Gospels, allowing them to locate episodes described by more than one evangelist.” So the columns provide wraþu for the names of the four evangelists, and the table itself is wraþu for readers trying to find their way around the gospels.

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