befōran-cweðan, wk.v: to foretell. (beh-VOR-on-KWAY-thon)

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Sibylla Phrygia, who foretold Christ’s crucifixion. Sibyllae et prophetae de Christo Salvatore vaticinantes (The Sibyls and Prophets Foretelling Christ the Saviour). France (Tours), 1490-1500. Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, BSB Cod.icon. 414, f. 12v.


rīm-cræftig, adj: skillful in computation. (REEM-KRAFT-ee)

Tables and treatises on the computation of the calendar. S. England (London?), c. 1425. London, Wellcome Library, MS 8515. [] This file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom. Refer to Wellcome blog post (archive). This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.