sceatt

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skattaz ‎(cattle, treasure), from Proto-Indo-European *skat- ‎(to jump, hop, splash out). Cognate with Old Frisian skett ‘money, cattle’, Old Saxon skat, Dutch schat, Old High German scaz (German Schatz ‎(treasure)), Old Norse skattr (Danish skat, Norwegian skatt), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐍄𐍄𐍃 ‎(skatts), Russian скот ‎(skot, cattle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sceatt m ‎(nominative plural sceattas)

  1. treasure, money, wealth
  2. a coin or unit of money

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sceat (borrowing)
  • Middle English: schat