wæl-hwelp, m.n: ‘slaughter-whelp’, a dog that slays, a dog for hunting. (WAEL-HWELP / ˈwæl-ˌhwɛlp)

Medieval manuscript image of two hunting dogs pursuing a hare; below is a dog biting a man’s throat while another man lies with a spear through him and a dog sitting beside him; another small dog appears below that.
Bestiary; England, 13th century; British Library, Harley MS 3244, f. 45r. [bl.uk]

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