þrowend, m.n: scorpion; martyr; Thrond (member of a people in northern Norway). (THRO-wend / ˈθrɔ-wɛnd)

This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on the double meaning of þrowend. Read it on Patreon.

Scorpio in a 13th-century Psalter. Cambridge, Trinity College Library, MS B.11.4, f. vi verso. [trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk]

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