mere-wīf, n.n: ‘mere-woman’, ‘water-woman’. (MEH-ruh-WEEF / ˈmɛ-ɹə-ˌwiːf)

Medieval manuscript image of six women bathing in a grotto amidst rocky cliffs and a river.
Petrus de Ebulo’s De balneis puteolanis. Italy (Naples), 14th century. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 8161, f. 8r. []

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