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Pict

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noun

a member of an ancient people of uncertain origin who inhabited parts of northern Britain, fought against the Romans, and in the 9th century a.d. united with the Scots.

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Origin of Pict

before 900; back formation from Middle English Pictes (plural) <Latin Pictī literally, painted ones, plural of pictus, past participle of pingere to paint; replacing Middle English Peghttes,Old English Peohtas,Pihtas ≪ Latin, as above
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Pict
/ (pɪkt) /

noun

a member of any of the peoples who lived in Britain north of the Forth and Clyde in the first to the fourth centuries ad : later applied chiefly to the inhabitants of NE Scotland. Throughout Roman times the Picts carried out border raids

Word Origin for Pict

Old English Peohtas; later forms from Late Latin Pictī painted men, from pingere to paint
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