bæftan-sittende, adj: idle (back-sitting). (BAV-tahn-SIT-ten-duh / ˈbæv-tan-ˌsɪt-tɛn-də)

Idleness shows the Lover into the Garden of Pleasure. Guilluame de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose. France (Artois or Picardy), c. 1340. British Library, Royal MS 20 A. xvii, fol. 7v. [bl.uk/manuscripts]

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