styca

noun sty·ca \ˈstīkə\

Definition of styca

plural

-s

  1. :  a debased copper sceatta that was issued by the kings of Northumbria during the 7th to 9th centuries

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Origin and Etymology of styca

irregular from Old English (Northumbrian dialect) stycas lepta ( in a translation of the Gospels at Mark 12:42); akin to Old English stycce piece — more at stock


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