glīw-bēam, m.n: musical instrument (glee-wood), possibly a harp, drum, timbrel or tambourine. (GLEE-ew-BAY-ahm / ˈgliːw-ˌbeːam)

Medieval illuminated initial N, inside of which a surprised cow sitting on its haunches plays the harp with its two front hooves.
Complete Latin Bible, 12th century; Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, MS 4, f. 155v. []

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