My wife shuddered at my breath, and I prayed for the sons of my lap.
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Wycliffe volume 2, page 699
My wif agriside my breth; and I preʒede the sones of my wombe.
My wijf wlatide my breeth; and Y preiede the sones of my wombe.
Old English āgrīsan; a related modern form grisly.
Modern senses: to shudder at, to turn away from.
Modern womb is derived from Old English wamb; Old High German wamba, a tender part, lower abdomen as different from the stomach; today: the lap, embrace; Wiktionary.
The Greek myth of Cronus elaborated on the abdomen and vocabulary differences between eating or care.