plural -s
: a debased copper sceatta that was issued by the kings of Northumbria during the 7th to 9th centuries

Word History


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

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“Styca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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