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sceat

[ shat ]
/ ʃæt /
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noun

a silver Anglo-Saxon coin of the 7th and 8th centuries, sometimes including an amount of gold.

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Also sceat·ta [shat-uh]. /ˈʃæt ə/.

Origin of sceat

Learned borrowing (18th century) of Old English sceat, scætt; cognate with Old Saxon skat,Old High German scaz (German Schatz) treasure, tribute. See scat5
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Example sentences from the Web for sceat

  • The payment known as ciric-sceat, church-scot, is a very obscure matter.

    Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland
  • When numbers are given, sceat appears to be left out, cf. 2196, 2995 (see þsend).

    Beowulf|Unknown
  • When numbers are given, sceat appears to be left out, cf. 2196, 2995 (see þūsend).

    Beowulf|Unknown
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