from-faru

from-faru, f.n: an excess. (“frohm-fah-roo”)

plethora

Image: I admit that this one’s a bit late for the medieval period at c. 1500, but it’s such a great image – an excess (from-faru) of popes and bishops squeezed into the historiated and illuminated initial “E”. Image courtesy of Paul K on Flickr, and there’s a blog post about it on BibliOdyssey.