hrōf, m.n: the roof, the top, summit, highest part. (HROAF / ˈhroːf)

Young St Cuthbert, kneeling in prayer, is interrupted by his horse finding bread and cheese wrapped in linen hidden within the roof. It’s a miracle! From Chapter 5 of Bede’s prose Life of St Cuthbert. England (Durham), 4th quarter of the 12th century. British Library, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 14r. []

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