lǣwa, m.n: betrayer. (LAE-wa / ˈlæː-wa)

In this week’s Wordhord Wednesday I read from Beowulf: the hero’s arrival. Read/hear it on Patreon.

Medieval manuscript image of Judas embracing Christ by grasping his nimbus and shoulder to kiss him; Christ holds a book in his left hand and is flanked by two men in tunics; to the right Apostle Peter grasps Malchus and cuts his ear with a sword.
Psalter; England (London?), late 13th century; Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.102, f. 52v. [ica.themorgan.org]

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