snǣsan, wk.v: to spit, run through with a pointed implement or weapon. (SNAZZ-ahn / ˈsnæː-zan)

Medieval manuscript image of two men cooking three animals on a long spit; one man sits and turns the spit, while the other uses a long pronged tool to tend the fire.
Luttrell Psalter; N England (Lincolnshire), 1325-40; British Library, Add MS 42130, f. 206v. []