hwīt, adj: white, bright, clear, fair. (“hweet”)

[Modern English white, Old Frisian and Old Saxon hwīt, Old High German hwīz, Old Icelandic hvīt-r, Gothic lveit-s, Low German and Dutch witt]


From the British Library medieval manuscripts blog: God creating the Heavens and the Earth, from Guyart de Moulins, “Bible historiale completee”, Genesis to Psalms, France (Clairfontaine and Paris), 1411, Royal MS 19 D III, vol. 1, f. 3r.

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