hālig-rift, f.n: a holy garment, veil. (HA-lih-RIFT / ˈhaː-lɪj-ˌrɪft)

Medieval manuscript image of a white-veiled nun on her knees, hands clasped together as she confesses to a monk in a black habit; an angel holding a scroll watches on the left, and a hand making a gesture of blessing reaches out from the right.
Livres de l’estat de l’ame; France, c. 1290; British Library, Yates Thompson 11, f. 29r. [blogs.bl.uk]

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