hrōc

hrōc, m.n: a rook, a raven, a jackdaw. (“hroak”)

raven

A mother raven flies away from her nest of five white chicks. She will not recognise them until they have grown black feathers like their father. Richard of Fournival’s Bestiaire d’Amour. France (Lorraine/Metz), first quarter of 14th century. Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 308, f. 90r. [bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk]

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