hrōf, m.n: the roof, the top, summit, highest part. (“hroaf”)


Young St Cuthbert, kneeling in prayer, is interrupted by his horse finding bread and cheese wrapped in linen hidden within the roof. It’s a miracle! From Chapter 5 of Bede’s prose Life of St Cuthbert. England (Durham), 4th quarter of the 12th century. British Library, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 14r. []