cempa

cempa, m.n: a soldier, warrior. (“chem-pa”)

Today is the feast day of St George (a Roman cempa). Learn more about St George on the BBC’s website. A Clerk of Oxford did a great blog post on An Anglo-Saxon Story of St George.

george

St George. Missel romain. Northern Italy (Bologna), 1373. Avignon, BM, MS. 136, f. 236. Image of Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes – CNRS.