wæfer-gange

wæfer-gange, f.n: ‘weaver-walker’, i.e. a spider. (WAV-er-GAHNG-guh / ˈwæ-vɛr-ˌgaŋ-gə)

See the new spider post on Dēor-hord, a medieval and modern bestiary!

Medieval manuscript image of a six-legged spider.
A six-legged spider from Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KA 16, f. 130r. [manuscripts.kb.nl]

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