easterling

[ ee-ster-ling ]
/ ˈi stər lɪŋ /

noun Archaic.

a native of a country lying to the east, especially a merchant from the Baltic.

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Origin of easterling

1375–1425; late Middle English esterling, equivalent to ester eastern (perhaps representing Old English ēastra, comparative of ēast adj.) + -ling1
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