aper
Boar /aper/ 9.3X4.3 cm
The text repeats the story by Isidor /XII.I.27/; who derived the word “aper” from “feritas”, meaning the beast’s ferocity. In the Saint Petersburg and New York manuscripts the chapter on the boar is detached from the section “De pecoribus en jumentis” by Isidor and is placed among chapters on fabulous beasts. The text of Pseudo-Hugh /III.17/ is very close to the story in the bestiaries and those told by Isidor.