orþian, wk.v: to breathe, pant. (OR-thi-ahn / ˈɔr-θɪ-an)

Medieval manuscript image of a hairy, orange beast with ears and human eyes and eyebrows exhaling a white mist, by which a group of various animals (goats, a lion, a unicorn, etc.) seem entranced.
Bestiary; England, 1226-1250; Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, f. 7v. [digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk]

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