on-wæcenness, f.n: excitement, excitation. (“on-WÆ-chen-ness”)
seonoþ-stōw, f.n: a place for a synod or meeting, a place of assembly. (“SAY-oh-noth-STOH”)
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mōna, m/f.n: the moon. (“MOH-nah”)
Christine de Pizan and the Sibyl standing in a sphere of the cosmos, with the moon, sun and stars surrounding them, from Le chemin de long estude. France (Paris), c.1410-c.1414. British Library, Harley MS 4431, f. 189v. [blogs.bl.uk]
frēogan, wk.v: to free, make free; to honour, like, love. (“FRAY-oh-gahn”)
ūht-sang, m.n: one of the services of the church, nocturns or matins. (“oo-ht-sahng”)
un-weder, n.n: bad weather, tempest. (“oon-WAY-dair”)
Dante’s Divina Commedia, a scene from Canto VI, the third circle (rain, hail, wind, snow), where Virgil flings earth into the jaws of Cerberus. Tuscany, 1440s. British Library, MS Yates Thompson 36, f. 11r. [blogs.bl.uk]
fen, n.n: a fen, marsh, mud, dirt. (“fen”)
ding, f.n: a dungeon, prison. (“deeng”)
John the Baptist in prison. France/Germany (Alsace, Hohenbourg), 4th quarter of the 12th century. British Library, MS Additional 42497, f. 1dv. [bl.uk]
costnung-stōw, f.n: a place of temptation. (“COAST-noong-stoh”)
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hrōc, m.n: a rook, a raven, a jackdaw. (“hroak”)
A mother raven flies away from her nest of five white chicks. She will not recognise them until they have grown black feathers like their father. Richard of Fournival’s Bestiaire d’Amour. France (Lorraine/Metz), first quarter of 14th century. Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 308, f. 90r. [bodley30.bodley.ox.ac.uk]