bēod-genēat, m.n: table-companion. (BAY-odd-yeh-NAY-aht)

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The feast of Ahasuerus: Queen Vashti gives a banquet for the women. Guiard des Moulins, Bible Historiale Complétée. Paris, c. 1320-1340. The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, 71 A 23, f. 240v. [kb.nl]


mæsse-prēost, m.n: a priest not of the Christian church; a priest of the Christian church who had attained the last of the seven appointed orders and could celebrate the mass. His orders were the same as a bishop’s, but only a bishop could ordain priests, confirm children, and consecrate churches. (MASS-seh-PRAY-ost)