swimmend-līc

swimmend-līc, adj: able to swim. (SWIM-mend-leech / ˈswɪm-mɛnd-liːtʃ)

Medieval manuscript image of an orange and blue fish leaping out of the water and bending around to grasp its tail in its mouth.
A salmon in Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica; England (Lincoln?), c. 1196-1223; British Library, Royal MS 13 B VIII, f. 23r. [bl.uk]

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