bōc-lēden, n.n: book-language, Latin (since most books were written in Latin). (BOAK-LAY-den / ˈboːk-ˌleː-dɛn)

Cropped image of a medieval incipit page for the Gospel of Matthew; part of the Latin word ‘liber’ is visible, elaborately decorated with red dots, colourful interlace patterns and animal heads; the Latin words are glossed with Old English words in black ink.
Lindisfarne Gospels; England (probably Lindisfarne), c. 700; British Library, Cotton MS Nero D IV, f. 27r. [bl.uk]

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