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EtymologyEdit

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

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fisc (plural fiscs)

  1. (historical) The public treasury of ancient Rome.
  2. Any state treasury or exchequer.

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Old EnglishEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fiskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *pisḱ-. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian fisk, Old Saxon fisc (Dutch vis), Old High German fisc (German Fisch), Old Norse fiskr (Swedish fisk), Gothic 𐍆𐌹𐍃𐌺𐍃 (fisks). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin piscis, Russian пискарь (piskarʹ), Irish iasc.

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fisc m

  1. fish

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fisc m

  1. Alternative form of fisk