earfoþ-sīþ, m.n: troublesome or difficult journey; difficult way or road; time or experience of hardship; misfortune. (EH-ar-voth-SEETH / ˈɛar-vɔθ-ˌsiːθ)

Medieval manuscript image of Christ rescuing souls from hell, which appears as a crenellated tower rising out of a hell-mouth, while horned devils sit to the side plotting revenge.
Estoire de Merlin; N France (Saint-Omer or Tournai), 1316; British Library, Add MS 10292, f. 76r. [bl.uk]

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