lispund

noun

lis·​pund
ˈlispənd
variants or lispound
-ˌpau̇nd,
-pənd
plural -s
: any of various units of weight of the Shetland and Orkney islands varying from 12 to 30 or more pounds

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lispund. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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