ealu, n.n: ale. (EH-ah-luh / ˈɛa-lʌ)

Medieval manuscript image of a cellarer standing beside a keg with a tap, passing up a drink to someone above; he is surrounded by other barrels, and there is a shelf in the wall holding additional glasses.
Treatise on the Vices and Virtues; Italy (Genoa), c. 1330-40; British Library, Add MS 27695, f. 14r. [bl.uk]

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