hell-grund, m.n: the depth of hell. (HELL-grund)
cyric, f.n: a church. (KUR-ich)
cyning, m.n: a king, monarch, male sovereign; God, Christ. (KUH-ning)
hūsel-gang, m.n: partaking of the sacrament; receiving of the Eucharist, Communion. (HOO-zel-GONG)
hālgung-bōc, f.n: a benedictional, a book containing a collection of benedictions or blessings. (HALL-gung-BOAK)
hell-waru, f.n: the body of the inhabitants of hell. (HELL-WA-ruh)
Hell. Hortus deliciarum (Garden of Delights), an illuminated manuscript by the nun Herrad of Landsberg. France (Alsace), c. 1130-1195. Public Domain. [wikipedia.org]
mynster-gang, m.n: going into a monastery, entering on a monastic life. (MUN-ster-GONG)
Vitae patrum. Italy (Naples), between 1350 and 1375. New York, The Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.626, f. 134r. [ica.themorgan.org]
swegel-wundor, n.n: a heavenly wonder, a wondrous sound. (SWAY-yell-WUN-dor)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on St Guthlac and his musical death. Read it on Patreon.
mǣl, n.n: a measure; a mark, sign, cross, crucifix; fixed, suitable, appointed time, season, occasion; the time for eating, a meal. (MAL)
nunne, f.n: a nun. (NUN-neh)
This week’s Wordhord Wednesday post is on St Augustine’s arrival in England. Read it on Patreon.
Burnet Psalter. England, 15th century. Aberdeen University Library, MS 25, f. 61r. [abdn.ac.uk]