mete-seax, n.n: a knife used in cutting food, dagger. (MEH-tuh-SEH-ahks / ˈmɛ-tə-ˌsɛaks)

Medieval manuscript image of a young man crouching on the ground with a blade and holding the tail of a giant fish; an eagle eats the head of the fish, which has been cut off, and an older man dressed as a monk gestures towards the youth with one hand, a walking stick in the other.
Bede’s Prose Life of St Cuthbert; England (Durham), 12th century; British Library, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 28v. []

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