bēam, m.n: tree, cross, column, wood. (BAY-ahm / ˈbeːam)

Today is the feast of the Invention of the True Cross.

Walrus ivory cross with silver fittings, evidently intended both as a reliquary (presumably for an enshrined piece of the True Cross) and as a pectoral cross. England, c. 1050. Victoria and Albert Museum.

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