hrīðer, n.n: horned cattle, ox, cow, heifer. (HREE-ther / ˈhriː-θɛr)

0407 hrither
A grinning ox in Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, f. 47r. []

One thought on “hrīðer

  1. Perhaps hriþer-heifer is an early example of the odd, to Americans, substitution of f for th in Cockney English and maybe other Englishes. (applied in Russell Hoban’s “toofy teef.”)


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