basuian, wk.v: to be clad in purple. (BAH-swi-ahn / ˈba-swɪ-an)

Medieval manuscript image of a woman sitting on the ground beside a plant, with her legs in front of her, wearing a long purple dress with white trim; she holds her chin in her hands, with her elbows propped up on her knees, and she has a rather angry or disgusted look on her face; the folio has been cut so the top of her head is missing.
Luttrell Psalter; N England (Lincolnshire), 1325-1340; British Library, Add MS 42130, f. 53r. []

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