lyft-floga, m.n: ‘air-flier’ (dragon). (LUEFT-FLO-ga / ˈlyft-ˌflɔ-ga)

This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on lyftfloga, the scary ‘sky-winger’ in Beowulf. Hear me read from the poem on the Wordhord Patreon page.

A colourful dragon flying over the sea. Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme. Flanders, c. 1350. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, f. 104r. []

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