gærs-swīn, n.n: ‘grass-swine’, i.e. a swine paid to a lord for the privilege of pasturing swine on his meadows or grassland. (GAERS-SWEEN / ˈgærs-ˌswiːn)

Medieval manuscript image of a mama boar crouching down in the grass, looking at her five babies who look back at her.
Livre de la chasse; France (Paris), c. 1406-7; Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.1044, f. 20v. [ica.themorgan.org]

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