gālsere

gālsere, m.n: a lustful man. (GALL-zeh-ruh / ˈgaːl-zɛ-ɹə)

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Medieval manuscript historiated initial V, showing a king in a tower spying on a woman bathing; on top of the initial, two men sit on either side of a fire.
Bohun Psalter & Hours. England (London?), 14th century. British Library, Egerton 3277, f. 53r. [bl.uk]