lǣdnes, f.n: bringing forth, birth (of a child). (LADD-ness / ˈlæːd-nɛs)

Medieval manuscript image of a woman lying in a bed screened by a curtain, with a swaddled infant held by a midwife.
A depiction of childbirth that has been smudged by kissing in the Passion of Margaret; N Italy (Padua?), 14th century; British Library, Egerton 877, f. 12r. [bl.uk]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.