bealo-nīþ

bealo-nīþ, m.n: violent enmity, pernicious evil, wickedness. (BEH-ah-loh-NEETH / ˈbɛa-lɔ-ˌniːθ)

Medieval manuscript image of a surprised-looking giant snail sitting on a hillock, watching as a warrior approaches with sword and shield at the ready.
Genealogical Chronicle of English Kings; England, 4th quarter of 13th century; British Library, Royal MS 14 B V, membrane 3. [bl.uk]

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