Monday, March 14, 2011

work in progress - Mary's Lamb

Kym Hepworth, doll dress, March 14, 2011

An earlier spelling of the word bead was bede, from Old English gebed, “prayer.” The Old English verb biddan meant “to pray” as well as “to ask.” By the late 14th century, the word bede/bead had attached to the objects on which the prayers were told or counted.

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