escot

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Catalan[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

The etymologies of the noun escot and the verb escotar are intertwined. In etymology 1, the noun is the root form and the verb is derived from it, while in etymology 2, the verb is the root form and the noun is derived from it.

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French escot, from Frankish skot (monetary contribution).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Eastern Catalan) IPA(key): [əsˈkɔt]
  • (Western Catalan) IPA(key): [esˈkɔt]

Noun[edit]

escot m (plural escots)

  1. share (the portion held by one person of a financial commitment that was made jointly with others)
Derived terms[edit]
  • escotar (to pay one's share)
See also[edit]
  • acció (a share of stock) f

Etymology 2[edit]

From escotar (to make or wear clothing with décolletage that exposes cleavage). Note that despite the similarities in pronunciation, and that they both deal with clothing around the neck, the English word ascot has no etymological connection to the Catalan word escot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escot m (plural escots)

  1. décolletage (a low neckline that exposes cleavage)
  2. cleavage (the portion of the bust and back that is left uncovered because it is above the neckline of a dress)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin Scot-, stem of Scotus.

Noun[edit]

escot m (plural escots, feminine escota)

  1. (historical) Scotus; a member of the Goidelic peoples that raided Roman Britain from Ireland, and then in the Early Middle Ages invaded and settled Western Scotland.
  2. (archaic) Scot (a native of Scotland)
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