hām-wurþung, f.n: ornament of a home; or honour to a home. (HAHM-WUR-thung / ˈhaːm-ˌwʌr-θʌŋ)

Medieval manuscript image of a man kneeling in prayer before a bleeding Jesus that radiates light from a window or niche; the arched windows on the back wall are partially covered by a rectangular red and gold tapestry, and the doorway behind the man is adorned with decorative carvings.
Les Mérancolies de Jehan Dupin sur les condicions de ce monde; France, 15th century; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms-5099 réserve, f. 91r. [gallica.bnf.fr]

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