fisc

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French fisc, from Latin fiscus (basket, money-bag, public treasury); see fiscal.

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Noun[edit]

fisc (plural fiscs)

  1. (Ancient Rome) The public treasury of Rome.
  2. Any state treasury or exchequer.
    • 1790, Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, p. 340:
      When they had resolved to appropriate to the Fisc, a certain portion of the landed property of their conquered country, it was their business to render their bank a real fund of credit […].

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fisc m (plural fiscs)

  1. (economics) fiscal administration
    1. government department of taxation

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Frankish and Proto-West Germanic *fisk, Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *peysḱ- (fish).

Noun[edit]

fisc m

  1. fish

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: visch
    • Dutch: vis
      • Afrikaans: vis
    • Limburgish: visj, vèsj
    • West Flemish: vissch

Further reading[edit]

  • fisk”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English[edit]

The word fisc is found on the early 8th century Franks Casket, one of the oldest monuments of Old English.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *peysḱ-.

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Noun[edit]

fisċ m

  1. fish

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Old Saxon[edit]

Noun[edit]

fisc m

  1. Alternative form of fisk