brim-strēam, m.n: the sea’s current, ocean-stream, the sea, ocean; a rapid stream, river.
Image: Detail of a miniature of a siren, from a bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds, England (Salisbury?), 2nd quarter of the 13th century. From the British Library Pinterest blog.
brim, n.n: surf, the sea, ocean, surface of the sea.
Image: Miniature of St Cuthbert miraculously discovering a roof beam for his church in the waves of the ocean, from Chapter 21 of Bede’s prose Life of St Cuthbert, England (Durham), 4th quarter of the 12th century, Yates Thompson MS 26, f. 45v. From British Library Medieval Manuscript blog.
sealt-ȳþ, f.n: a salt-wave, sea-wave.
Image: Jesus and sea monsters. Petrus de Ebulo, De balneis puteolanis. Source: gallica.bnf.fr
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 8161, fol. 6r.
swanrād, ?.n: ‘swan-road’, a kenning for the sea.
Image: British Library, Harley MS 4751, Folio 41v
From The Medieval Bestiary website: ‘The swan has a harmonious voice, with which it pours out a sweet song. In the Hyperborean regions swans are attracted by the sound of a zither or harp and sing along when one is played. The long neck of the swan makes its song more pleasant. The song it sings before it dies is the sweetest of all. Sailors consider the sighting of a swan to be auspicious.’
lagu, m.n: sea, water.
Image: laguz rune. Click for more info about the rune.