hwæles ēðel

hwæles ēðel (kenning): whale’s home, i.e. the sea. (“HWÆL-ess AY-thell”)

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Yunus (Jonah) and the whale, from Rashid al-Din’s Jami al-tawarikh (The Collection of Histories). Iran (Tabriz), c. 1314. University of Edinburgh Special Collections, MS 20, f. 23v. [collections.ed.ac.uk]

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