incuse

incuse

[in-kyooz, -kyoos]
adjective
1.
hammered or stamped in, as a figure on a coin.
noun
2.
an incuse figure or impression.
verb (used with object), incused, incusing.
3.
to stamp or hammer in, as a design or figure in a coin.

Origin:
1810–20; < Latin incūsus past participle of incūdere to indent with a hammer, equivalent to in- in-2 + cūd- beat (akin to hew) + -tus past participle suffix

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incuse (ɪnˈkjuːz)
 
n
1.  a design stamped or hammered onto a coin
 
vb
2.  to impress (a design) in a coin or to impress (a coin) with a design by hammering or stamping
 
adj
3.  stamped or hammered onto a coin
 
[C19: from Latin incūsus hammered; see incus]

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