Swordfish
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Source: Koninklijke Bibliotheek - Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Copyright 2002 Koninklijke Bibliotheek / Used by permission Manuscript description Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KB, KA 16, Folio 106v


 

Swordfish

Latin name: Gladius

Other names:

A fish with a pointed beak it uses to sink ships

 

 
General Attributes

The swordfish uses its pointed beak to sink ships.


Sources (chronological order)

Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 6:15): The swordfish (gladius) has a pointed beak with which it pierces and sinks ships.


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