æt-bregdan, str.v: to take away, remove. (AT-BREG-dahn / ˈæt-ˌbɹɛg-dan)

Medieval manuscript image of a devil pulling the soul out of the mouth of a dead man, while two women look on in grief. The soul is depicted as a small naked man with the devil’s rope around his neck.
Breviari d’Amor, by Matfre Ermengaud. S France (Toulouse?), early 14th century. British Library, Royal 19 C I, f. 204v. [bl.uk]

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