feorh-ben

feorh-ben, f.n: a life-wound, mortal wound. (FEH-or’h-BEN / ˈfɛɔrx-ˌbɛn)

Medieval manuscript image of a haloed, kneeling man being struck on the head by the sword of a knight, blood gushing out; three other knights brandish swords and a robed figure stands in the background with a cross.
Thomas Becket murdered by a group of knights in the Huth Psalter; England (Lincoln or York?), late 13th century; British Library, Add MS 38116, f. 13r. [blogs.bl.uk]

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