befōran-cweðan, wk.v: to foretell. (beh-VOR-on-KWAY-thon)

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Sibylla Phrygia, who foretold Christ’s crucifixion. Sibyllae et prophetae de Christo Salvatore vaticinantes (The Sibyls and Prophets Foretelling Christ the Saviour). France (Tours), 1490-1500. Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, BSB Cod.icon. 414, f. 12v.


up-gang, m.n: up-gang, m.n: a going up, rising of a heavenly body; a going up to land from sea; a going up from the coast inland; a way of going up. (UP-gong)

Alexander the Great in a cage, being carried aloft by griffins in Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre. France (Paris), c. 1420. London, British Library, Royal 20 B XX, f. 76v. []