ellen-sīoc

ellen-sīoc, adj: infirm or languid from want of strength, deprived of strength, powerless (lit. ‘strength-sick’). (EL-len-ZEE-ock)

The caladrius bird looks toward the sick man, indicating that he will recover. Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc. France, 13th century. Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, MS P.A. 78, f. 36r. [numelyo.bm-lyon.fr]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.