sceatta

noun
sceat·​ta | \ ˈsha-tə \
variants: or sceat \ ˈshat How to pronounce sceatta (audio) \
plural sceattas or sceats

Definition of sceatta

: a small, thick Anglo-Saxon coin of silver or rarely of gold or of copper — see styca

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History and Etymology for sceatta

Old English sceat, sceatt sceat, property, money; akin to Old High German scaz property, money, Old Norse skattr tribute, Gothic skatts coin

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“Sceatta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sceatta. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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