ge-hyrstan

ge-hyrstan, wk.v: to adorn, ornament, decorate. (yeh-HUER-stahn / jɛ-ˈhyr-stan)

Letter V on a medieval manuscript page that has been so elaborately decorated with intertwining lines, foliate ornaments and a pair of lions that the initial itself is barely recognizable.
Bible of the Cistercian abbey of Pontigny; France (Burgundy), c. 1175-95; Cloisters Collection 1999.364.2. [metmuseum.org]

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