hlāford, m.n: lord, male head of a household (‘bread-guardian’). (H’LAW-vord / ˈhlaː-vɔrd)

Medieval manuscript image of a man with loaves in a basket and a baker putting loaves in or taking loaves out of an oven.
Smithfield Decretals; S France (probably Toulouse), c. 1300-c. 1340; British Library, Royal MS 10 E IV, f. 145v. [bl.uk]

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