Definitions

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  • n. A small Anglo-Saxon coin, especially one made of silver.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An early Anglo-Saxon coin.

Etymologies

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From Old English sceatt.

Examples

  • And one sceat out of every silver mark really would go toward carrying out the fund's dedicated purpose.

    Petty Pewter Gods

  • Tate is one of the wealthiest men in TunFaire and one of the tightest with a sceat.

    Dread Brass Shadows

  • They produce extremely hungry and unpleasant fellows, some of whom will turn you inside out for a copper sceat.

    Dread Brass Shadows

  • Knight's _Political Dictionary_, and on Cyric-sceat.

    Notes and Queries, Number 42, August 17, 1850

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

    Beowulf

  • When numbers are given, sceat appears to be left out, cf. 2196, 2995 (see þûsend).

    Beowulf

  • Playmate was effusive with gratitude but didn’t bring one copper sceat to defray the costs of my efforts to salvage his madonna’s useless infant.

    Angry Lead Skies

  • -- Comp.: beadu -, heaðo-scearp. scearu, st. f., _division, body, troop_: in comp. folc-scearu; _that is decided_ or _determined_, in gūð-scearu (_overthrow_?), 1214. sceat, st. m., _money_; also _unit of value in appraising_ (cf. Rieger in

    Beowulf

  • -- Comp.: beadu -, heaðo-scearp. scearu, st. f., _division, body, troop_: in comp. folc-scearu; _that is decided_ or _determined_, in gûð-scearu (_overthrow_?), 1214. sceat, st. m., _money_; also _unit of value in appraising_ (cf. Rieger in

    Beowulf

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