þegen, m.n: thane, servant, retainer, follower. (THEH-yuhn / ˈθɛ-jən)

Today is the Feast of St Matthew, the “Saviour’s thane” (nergendes þegen).

From The Getty Iris: St Matthew, about 1120-1140, Helmarshausen, Germany, from Gospel Book. The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS Ludwig II 3, fols 9v-10.

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