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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“Styca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/styca. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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