a-bedecian

a-bedecian, wk.v: to get by asking or begging. (ah-BEH-de-chi-ahn / a-ˈbɛ-dɛ-tʃɪ-an)

Medieval manuscript image of a beggar with a baby on his back, a bowl in one hand and a walking stick in the other; a lizard-human hybrid looks on beside a letter Q, the tail of which extends almost all the way to the beggar’s face.
Rutland Psalter; England, c. 1260; British Library, Add MS 62925, f. 47r. [bl.uk]

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