ā-cæglod

ā-cæglod, adj/ptc: pegged, as if studded with pegs. [ah-KÆ-glod]

This word comes from the Old English translation of Alexander the Great’s letter to Aristotle in a description of a strange Indian creature known as the ‘moon-head’. To read the full description and see medieval and modern illustrations of this critter, visit Dēor-hord: a medieval and modern bestiary.

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