[ shat ]
/ ʃæt /
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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
Words nearby sceat
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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).
When numbers are given, sceat appears to be left out, cf. 2196, 2995 (see þūsend).