wǣfan, wk.v: to wrap up, to clothe. (“WAV-on”)
Scene in the Coronation Book of Charles V, king of France (r. 1364-1380). British Library, Cotton MS Tiberius B VIII, ff. 35-80. [bl.uk]
wǣfels, m.n: a covering, wrap, cloak, veil. (“WAV-ells”)
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hrōþ-girela, m.n: splendid dress, a crown. (“hroth-yee-ray-la”)
hrægel, n.n: garment, dress, robe, clothing. (“hra-yell”)
Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius (detail), miniature in a French manuscript of The Consolation of Philosophy attributed to the Coëtivy Master, about 1460–70. J. Paul Getty Museum. [blogs.getty.edu]
tunece, f.n: a tunic, coat. (“too-neh-cheh”)
Eros, God of Love, shoots an arrow into the eye of the Lover, who wears a tunic with belted purse. Roman de la Rose. France (Paris), between 1340 and 1350. Morgan Library, MS M.48, fol. 14r.
orþanc-bend, m.n: a skilfully contrived band, a cunning bond. (“or-thank-bend”)
Anglo-Saxon gold finger ring (800-900), from the Victoria and Albert Museum: “In contrast to the garnet-set jewellery of the earlier Anglo-Saxon period, finger rings of the ninth century are rarely adorned with precious stones. The skills of the goldsmith are seen in this example, where the different techniques of filigree and granulation are combined to produce an elaborately decorated ring.”
gleng, f.n: adornment, ornamentation, glory; splendour (in appearance), pomp; showiness (neg); worldly/earthly splendour.
pæll, m.n: a pall, covering, cloak, costly robe; purple, a purple garment. (“pal”)
Image of Thomas Becket from Medievalists.net.
heals-brynige, f.n: a gorget (throat armour), a hauberk (long defensive shirt, usually mail). (“hey-als-brihn-ee-yeh”)
heals-mene, m.n: a necklace, chain for the neck. (“hey-als-meh-neh”)
Anglo-Saxon necklace at the British Museum. Photo by Kotomi Creations (some rights reserved).