Pict

noun
\ˈpikt \

Definition of Pict 

: a member of a people of the north of Scotland who are first noted in historical records in the late third century and who became amalgamated with the Scots in the mid-eighth century

Other Words from Pict

Pictish \ˈpik-tish \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Pict

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pict

Middle English Pictes, plural, Picts, from Old English Pihtas, from Late Latin Picti

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