wǣg-þel

wǣg-þel, n.n: wave-plank, ship. (WAIE-thell / ˈwæːj-θɛl)

Medieval manuscript image of a siren, depicted as a woman with a fish tail, pulling a sailor from a boat by the hair, while another sailor stops his ears to avoid hearing the siren’s song; there is also an illustration of a centaur with a bow.
Hugh of Fouilloy’s Bestiary; N France, 13th century; British Library, Sloane 278, f. 47r. [bl.uk]

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