cēosan

cēosan, str.v: to choose, select (someone or something). (CHAY-oh-zahn / ˈtʃeːɔ-zan)

Medieval manuscript image of Noah’s ark with dragon-headed stern and prow, with people and various pairs of birds and beasts exiting; a dove bears a branch and flies towards a man on the boat.
Old English Hexateuch; England (Canterbury), 11th-12th century; British Library, Cotton MS Claudius B IV, f. 15v. [bl.uk]

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