variants or lispound
plural -s
: any of various units of weight of the Shetland and Orkney islands varying from 12 to 30 or more pounds

Word History


Low German lispund, from Middle Low German lispunt, livespunt, from lis, lives Livonian + punt pound; akin to Old High German phunt pound

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“Lispund.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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