nēðan

nēðan, wk.v: to have courage to do, to dare to do, to venture. (NAY-than / ˈneː-θan)

dragons
Detail of a miniature of Alexander the Great battling against two-headed, eight-legged, crowned dragons with multiple eyes along their torsos. British Library, Royal MS 20 B XX, f. 78v. From the British Library medieval manuscripts blog.

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