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sceat

[shat] /ʃæt/
noun
1.
a silver Anglo-Saxon coin of the 7th and 8th centuries, sometimes including an amount of gold.
Also, sceatta
[shat-uh] /ˈʃæt ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of sceat
learned borrowing (18th century) of Old English sceat, scætt; cognate with Old Saxon skat, Old High German scaz (German Schatz) treasure, tribute. See scat5
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  • When numbers are given, sceat appears to be left out, cf. 2196, 2995 (see þsend).

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  • When numbers are given, sceat appears to be left out, cf. 2196, 2995 (see þūsend).

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