grēne, adj: green. (“greh-neh”)
Marginal dragon from image of St Catherine of Alexandria. Taddeo Crivelli. Italy, latter half of 15th century. Getty Museum, MS Ludwig IX 13, fol. 187v. Source: Getty Museum.
dun, adj: dun, brown or black coloured, dark. (“doon”)
A marginal boar wearing spectacles, seated before distaff on stand, holding cord to spindle with right front foot. Book of Hours. Belgium, possibly Brussels, c. 1475. Morgan Library, MS M.485 fol. 165v. Source: Morgan Library.
hǣwen, adj: blue, azure, purple, discoloured. (“ha-wen”)
The Medieval Bestiary: “When cranes have to sleep, one of them stands guard with a stone clutched in a claw; if the guard falls asleep the stone will fall and wake him.” Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 764, fol. 62r. Source: The Medieval Bestiary.
hasu, adj: grey, ash-coloured, tawny. (“ha-soo”)
grǣg, adj: grey. (“gray”)
A grey unicorn from the Luttrell Psalter. Manuscript made in Lincolnshire, England, between 1320-1340 for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell. British Library, Add. MS 42130, fol. 15r. Source: British Library.
gylden, adj: golden. (“yill-den”)
Evangéliaire. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Latin 9453, fol. 45v. Source: gallica.bnf.fr.
geolo, adj: yellow. (“yeh-o-lo”)
rēod, adj: red. (“reh-od”)