a-rēosan

a-rēosan, str.v: to fall down, perish. (ah-RAY-oh-zahn / a-ˈreːɔ-zan)

Medieval manuscript image of a man tumbling head-first out of a rather abstract-looking tree.
Bede’s Prose Life of St Cuthbert; England (Durham), 12th century; British Library, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 63v. [britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk]

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