hearm-tān

hearm-tān, m.n: a “twig of sorrow” or “branch of strife/evil”. (“heh-arm-tahn”)

If you’re wondering when in the world you’d use such a word, check out my post on blood and trees. Scroll down to the quotation from the Old English poem Genesis A.

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Cain striking Abel in the “Taymouth Hours” (British Library, MS Yates-Thompson 13, fol. 28r).

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