ūp-āhafu, f.n: an uplifting, elevation. (OOP-ah-ha-vuh / ˈuːp-aː-ha-vʌ)

Medieval manuscript image of a king being carried aloft in a wooden frame by four griffins; he holds small animals out on sticks to tempt the griffins into the air; a group of men watch from below.
The Talbot Shrewsbury Book; France (Rouen), 15th century; British Library, Royal MS 15 E VI, f. 20v. [bl.uk]

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