six

six, n/adj/numeral: six. (SIX / ˈsɪks)

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stæpe

stæpe, m.n: a step, pace (lit. and fig.); stepping, going; a step, that on which the foot may be placed; a degree. (STAP-eh)

Blemmyae in the kingdom of Dondun in Mandeville’s Travels. E. England (East Anglia), 2nd quarter of the 15th century. London, British Library, Harley 3954, f. 42r. [bl.uk]

endleofan

endleofan, n/adj/numeral: eleven. (END-LAY-ov-on / ˈɛnd-ˌlɛɔ-van)

Endleofan and the demogorgon from the medieval epic ‘Stranger þings’. A creative variation on the Welles Apocalypse, c. 1310: British Library, Royal MS. 15 D.ii, f. 156r.