prāfost, m.n: an officer; an officer of a monastery. (PRAH-vost / ˈpraː-vɔst)

Medieval manuscript image of a small boy being received into a monastery; he faces two tonsured monks who have come out of a church, while two laypeople stand behind him and hold out a bag.
Gratian’s Decretum; France, 13th century; British Library, Royal 10 D VIII, f. 82v. []

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