scencan, wk.v: to pour out liquor for drinking; to give to drink. (SHENK-an / ˈʃɛn-kan)

Medieval manuscript image of a tavern: a cellarer standing amidst large barrels passes drinks up to a group of men above, who are tossing back large bottles and cups of drink.
Cocharelli, Treatise on the Vices & Virtues; N Italy (Genoa), c. 1330-1340; British Library, Add MS 27695, f. 14r. []

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