regn-wyrm, m.n: earthworm. (RAIN-WUERM / ˈrɛjn-ˌwyrm)

Medieval manuscript illustration of two fat earthworms with little faces rising up out of the soil.
Jacob van Maerlant’s Der Naturen Bloeme; Flanders, c. 1350; Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KA 16, f. 136r. []

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