forhtian

forhtian, wk.v: to be afraid or frightened, tremble; to fear, be frightened at, dread. (FOR’H-ti-ahn / ˈfɔrx-tɪ-an)

Medieval manuscript marginal drawing of two skulls with hair; their necks cross as they look back towards one another, one with animal-like hind legs, the other with a spiralling body.
Hours of Saint-Omer; France (Saint-Omer or Thérouanne), c. 1318-25; British Library, Add MS 36684, f. 87v. [bl.uk]

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