sceat

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English sceatt.

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Noun[edit]

sceat (plural sceats)

  1. (numismatics) A small Anglo-Saxon coin, especially one made of silver.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skautaz. Cognate with Old Frisian skat, Middle Dutch scoot (Dutch schoot), Old High German scōz (German Schoß), Old Norse skaut (Danish skød), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍄𐌰 (skauta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

scēat m

  1. corner, angle, projection
    • The Seafarer, lines: 59-62
      Min modsefa || mid mereflode / ofer hwæles eþel || hweorfeð wide, / eorþan sceatas, || cymeð eft to me / gifre ond grædig ...
      My spirit, amid sea-flood, / over the whale's estate, wanders far / [to] the corners of the Earth, then comes [back] to me / wanting and unsatisfied ...
  2. nook, area, region
  3. lap, bosom
  4. bay

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