styca

noun
sty·​ca | \ ˈstīkə\
plural -s

Definition of styca

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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