tūn, m.n: an enclosed piece of ground, a yard, court; a habitation of humans; an estate, farm; a collection of dwellings, a village, town. [TOON]

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A bishop blesses the opening of an annual fleece fair. Pontificale Senonense (14th century). Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 962, fol. 264r. [gallica.bnf.fr]


spell-bōc, f.n: a book of homilies. [SPELL-BOK]

For this week’s Wordhord Wednesday post, take a closer look at this Anglo-Saxon manuscript. Read my post on Patreon.

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A much damaged folio from a book of Old English homilies, including the first series of Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies. England (south-east? south-west?), fourth quarter of the 10th century to first half of the 11th century. British Library, Cotton MS Vitellius C V, fol. 5v. [bl.uk]