schelling

See also: Schelling

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch schelling.

NounEdit

schelling (plural schellings)

  1. (now historical) A silver coin formerly current in the Low Countries.
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, vol. II, ch. 67:
      Pallet, provoked at his intrusion, cursed him aloud for an impudent beggarly son of a whore; and taking out a schelling, flung it upon the pavement, with manifest signs of indignation.


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *skilling, from Proto-Germanic *skillingaz.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

schelling m (plural schellingen, diminutive schellinkje n)

  1. (historical) shilling

DescendantsEdit

  • Berbice Creole Dutch: skelingi

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

schelling m (plural schellings)

  1. Alternative form of shilling