ge-recenian, wk.v: to explain. (yeh-REH-chen-i-ahn / jɛ-ˈrɛ-tʃɛ-nɪ-an)

Medieval manuscript image of a tonsured scribe sitting at a desk and writing in an open book; he holds a writing tool in each hand and is concentrating very hard on his task.
Letter of Bede to Bishop Eadfrith forming a prologue to his prose Life of St Cuthbert; England (Durham), late 12th century; British Library, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 2r. []