a-wrīþan, str.v: to bind, bind up (a wound, etc.); to release, set free (someone). (ah-WREE-thon / a-ˈwriː-θan)

Medieval manuscript image of a large nimbed figure reaching down to a group of people who stretch their arms up to him, standing in the mouth of a monstrous beast; the large figure tramples on a demon and a dragon.
Christ’s Harrowing of Hell in the Tiberius Psalter; England (Winchester), c. 1050; British Library, Cotton MS Tiberius C VI, f. 14r. [bl.uk]

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