from-faru, f.n: an excess. (“frohm-fah-roo”)
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.
þing-gemearc, n.n: measuring (time) by events (?).
med-micel, adj: not great, moderate, small (of time, space, quantity); trifling, not important; lowly, mean, poor.
fæðm, m/f.n: a fathom, cubit, unit of measurement equal to the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger.
medumung, f.n: the fixing of the measure of anything.
rōd, f.n: a rod; a measure of land; a rood, cross; a crucifix: ‘Iudeas hine ahengan on rode’.
Image: St. Gall Gospel Book: Crucifixion, c. 750.