rēðe, adj: fierce, cruel, savage, wild. (RAY-thuh / ˈreː-θə)

Medieval manuscript illustration of a creature that looks somewhat like a lion but without a distinctive mane and with a mouth that stretches nearly ear to ear showing its teeth menacingly; a bird observes from its perch in a nearby tree.
Leucrota from Rochester Bestiary; SE England, c. 1230; British Library, Royal MS 12 F XIII, f. 23r. [bl.uk]

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