hyrde, m.n: herdsman; keeper, guardian. (HUER-duh / ˈhyr-də)

Medieval manuscript image of a man sitting on a hillock, playing his pipe and ringing a bell; his crook lies on the ground beside him; he is surrounded by a dog, seven sheep and three goats, and a harp leans against a tree.
Crusader Bible; France (Paris), c. 1244-1254; Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.638, f. 25v. [themorgan.org]

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