gif-stōl, m.n: ‘gift-seat’, the seat from which gifts are distributed, the throne. (YIF-STOAL / ˈjɪf-ˌstoːl)

Medieval manuscript image of a haloed man in a robe with crosses on it sitting on a bench on a dais in a fancy building; a haloed bird appears to whisper something in his ear and two men kiss his feet.
Regularis Concordia, St Dunstan enthroned; England (Canterbury?), c. 1120; British Library, Cotton MS Claudius A. iii, f. 8r. []

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