pytt, m.n: a pit, hole in the ground, a grave; a pit (as in pitted with small-pox). (“piht”)


From The British Library: “A she-wolf from mythology: detail of a miniature of (foreground) two men digging a grave for the Rhea Silvia, the princess and Vestal Virgin sentenced to death for bearing Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of the god Mars, who are shown behind with the she-wolf (lupa) that raised them after their usurping great-uncle cast them out to die.” From a French translation of Boccacio’s De claribus mulieribus, France (Rouen), c. 1440. British Library, Royal MS 16 G. v, f. 55r.

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