mete-seax

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. [britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.