heard-hīþende, adj: cruelly ravaging, violently attacking. (HEH-ard-HEE-then-duh / ˈhɛard-ˌhiː-θɛn-də)

Medieval manuscript illustration of soldiers beside a body of water in which there are giant hairy long-toothed creatures; some of the soldiers are already in the water and are being consumed by the creatures.
Romance of Alexander; Belgium (Tournai), 1338-1410; Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 264, f. 54v. [digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk]

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