cȳðere, m.n: a witness; a martyr, one who bears witness by his death. (KUE-theh-ruh / ˈkyː-θɛ-rə)

Medieval manuscript image of archers shooting arrows into a man bound to a tree; the man gazes up at the clouds from which a hand is shown giving a gesture of blessing.
Life & Miracles of St Edmund; England (Bury St Edmunds), c. 1130; Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.736, f. 14r. [themorgan.org]

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