clypnys, f.n: an embrace. (KLUEP-nuess / ˈklyp-nys)

Happy Hug A Medievalist Day!

Medieval manuscript image of a woman embracing a lion who stands up on its hind legs, wrapping its paws around her and kissing her on the lips.
Joanna of Paris in Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hiberniae; England, c. 1196-1223; British Library, Royal MS 13 B VIII, f. 19v. []

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