scēacere, m.n: a robber. (SHAY-ah-cheh-ruh / ˈʃeːa-tʃɛ-rə)

Medieval manuscript with an historiated initial M, inside of which is a sleeping man; outside of the initial a man stands with a long spear in his right hand and a chalice in his left hand.
David’s theft of the spear & chalice in Bute Psalter; Franco-Flemish, c. 1285; J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 46, f. 75v. []

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