lis·​pund | \ ˈlispənd \
variants: or lispound \ -​ˌpau̇nd , -​pənd \
plural -s

Definition of lispund

: any of various units of weight of the Shetland and Orkney islands varying from 12 to 30 or more pounds

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History and Etymology for lispund

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 18 Sep. 2020.

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