Peohtas

m pl the Picts

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • Pict — Picts Picts, n. pl.; sing. {Pict}. [L. Picti; cf. AS. Peohtas.] (Ethnol.) A race of people of uncertain origin, who inhabited Scotland in early times. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Picts — Picts, n. pl.; sing. {Pict}. [L. Picti; cf. AS. Peohtas.] (Ethnol.) A race of people of uncertain origin, who inhabited Scotland in early times. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Old English phonology — This article is part of a series on: Old English Dialects …   Wikipedia

  • Pict — /pikt/, n. a member of an ancient people of uncertain origin who inhabited parts of northern Britain, fought against the Romans, and in the 9th century A.D. united with the Scots. [bef. 900; back formation from ME Pictes (pl.) < L Picti lit.,… …   Universalium

  • se — dem pron 1. a demonstrative adjective, the, that; fem séo; neut þæt; (1) marking object as before mentioned or already well known (a) with substantive; se steorra the star; (b) with adjectives; se dumba sprǽc the dumb speech; (c) with numerals;… …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Pict — an ancient people of Great Britain, late 14c., from L.L. Picti (late 3c., probably a nickname given them by Roman soldiers), usually taken as derived from picti painted, but probably ultimately from the Celtic name of the tribe, perhaps Pehta,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pict — [[t]pɪkt[/t]] n. peo a member of a people or group of peoples who inhabited parts of Britain N of the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth: historically prominent from a.d. c300–c843, when their kingdom was merged with the kingdom of the Scots • …   From formal English to slang

  • Pict — /pɪkt/ (say pikt) noun one of a people who formerly inhabited parts of northern Britain, and in the 9th century became united with the Scots. {Middle English Pictes, plural (from Latin, from Pictī, literally, painted); replacing Middle English… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pict — [pikt] n. [LME Pictes, pl. < LL Picti (lit. ? painted people) > OE Peohtas] a member of an ancient people of Great Britain that was driven into Scotland by the Britons and the Romans …   English World dictionary

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