līðend

līðend, m.n: a traveller, sailor. [LEE-thend]

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A siren pulls a sailor from a boat by the hair, while another sailor stops his ears to avoid hearing the siren’s song, with a centaur holding a bow below. Hugh of Fouilloy’s Aviarum/Bestiary. N. France, 2nd or 3rd quarter of the 13th century. British Library, Sloane 278, f. 47r. [bl.uk]

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