bȳcnian, wk.v: to beckon, show, signify. (BUCK-ni-yahn / ˈbɝːk-nɪ-an)

Medieval manuscript image of an angel who extends his hand, which holds a scroll, towards a haloed woman, who raises one hand and holds a book in the other.
Psalter. England (London?), c. 1225. Morgan Library & Museum, MS G.25, f. 1v. [ica.themorgan.org]

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