sceatta

noun

sceat·​ta
ˈsha-tə
variants or sceat
plural sceattas or sceats
: a small, thick Anglo-Saxon coin of silver or rarely of gold or of copper see styca

Word History

Etymology

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 9 Dec. 2022.

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