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incuse

[ in-kyooz, -kyoos ]
/ ɪnˈkyuz, -ˈkyus /
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adjective
hammered or stamped in, as a figure on a coin.
noun
an incuse figure or impression.
verb (used with object), in·cused, in·cus·ing.
to stamp or hammer in, as a design or figure in a coin.
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Origin of incuse

First recorded in 1810–20; from Latin incūsus, past participle of incūdere “to indent with a hammer,” equivalent to in- “in” + cūd- “beat” + -tus past participle suffix
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How to use incuse in a sentence

  • The official English marks generally were incuse or stamped in relief with the cypher and crown within a borderless oval.

  • They are thin discs of metal stamped in a die, so that the design appears in relief on the face and incuse on the back.

    Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,

British Dictionary definitions for incuse

incuse
/ (ɪnˈkjuːz) /

noun
a design stamped or hammered onto a coin
verb
to impress (a design) in a coin or to impress (a coin) with a design by hammering or stamping
adjective
stamped or hammered onto a coin

Word Origin for incuse

C19: from Latin incūsus hammered; see incus
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