lǣce-seax

lǣce-seax, n.n: surgical knife. (LATCH-uh-SEH-ox / ˈlæː-tʃə-ˌsɛaks)

Medieval manuscript image of a man sitting on a bench with his left arm outstretched; another man cuts his arm just above the elbow with a knife, letting the blood pour down into a bowl on the ground.
Aldobrandino of Siena’s ‘Le Régime du corps’; N France (Lille?), 3rd quarter of 13th century; British Library, Sloane 2435, f. 11v. [bl.uk]

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