bōcere, m.n: a writer, scribe, author, learned person, instructor. (BOH-cheh-ruh / ˈboː-tʃɛ-rə)

Initial and display script in a medieval manuscript decorated with a motif of interlaced knots and leaves; in the top right corner is an illustration of a haloed man using a quill and pen knife to write on a manuscript page.
Arnstein Bible; NW Germany (Arnstein), c. 1172; British LIbrary, Harley MS 2799, f. 166r. [bl.uk]

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