sælmerige, f.n: brine, salt water. (SAEL-MEH-ri-yuh / ˈsæl-ˌmɛ-rɪ-jə)

Medieval manuscript image of a container of green olives amidst Greek writing.
Olives in pickling brine in De materia medica; Turkey (Istanbul), mid 10th century; Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.652, f. 226r. [ica.themorgan.org]

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