hwæl-weg, m.n: the path of the whale, the ocean. (“hwæl- way”)For more on medieval whales, see my other blog, Dēor-hord, a medieval and modern bestiary!
hwæles ēðel (kenning): whale’s home, i.e. the sea. (“HWÆL-ess AY-thell”)For more on medieval whales, check out my other blog, Dēor-hord, the medieval and modern bestiary!
wæfer-gange, f.n: a spider (lit. walker-weaver). (“wa-ver-gong-eh”)
See the new spider post on Dēor-hord, a medieval and modern bestiary!
bān-fæt, n.n: the bone vessel, the body. (“bahn-vat”)
dæg-candel, f.n: day-candle, i.e. the sun. (“da-y-kahn-dell”)
lind-plega, m.n: shield-play, battle. (“leend-pleh-ga”)
grēot-hord, n.n: a repository of earth, i.e. the body. Occurs only 1x (Guthlac B).
friðo-webba, m.n: a peace-weaver, an angel.
Image: British Library, Add. MS 49598, f. 51v: Full-page miniature of the Three Marys at the Tomb, preceding the benediction for Easter Sunday. The manuscript is the Benedictional of St Æthelwold, written by the scribe Godeman for St Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester from 963-984.
brim-lād, f.n: the path of the sea, sea-way.
Image from Manuscript Road Trip blog post: The beast of the sea encounters the dragon. From the Burckhardt-Wildt Apocalypse. France, ca. 1295. Detroit Institute of Arts, Acc. 1983.20A, verso.
hēafod-gim, m.n: jewel of the head, i.e. the eye.
Image: Illustration from a medical miscellany that includes the ‘book of Macharias on the eye called Salaracer or secret of secrets’; British Library, MS Sloane 981 (fol. 68r). England; last quarter of the 14th or first quarter of the 15th century.