antefn

antefn, f/n.n: an antiphon, a hymn sung in alternate parts. (AHN-TEH-vun / ˈan-ˌtɛ-vən)

This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on gledes and those who imitate them. Read it on Patreon.

Page from a medieval manuscript showing medieval music notation and words written in Latin; a woman debates with a throned man inside a large letter V.
Beaupré Antiphonary. Belgium (Hainaut), c. 1290. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum Ruskin Collection WA.RS.STD.007. [ruskin.ashmolean.org]

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