Origin of scotMiddle English ; from Old Norse skot, tribute, shot
scot and lot
- an old parish tax in Great Britain, assessed according to ability to pay
- in full: in the phrase pay scot and lot
- a member of a Gaelic people of N Ireland that migrated to Scotland in the 5th cent.
- a person born or living in Scotland
Origin of Scot; from Middle English Scottes, plural ; from Old English Scottas ; from Late Latin Scoti, a people in northern Britain, probably ; from Old Irish Scuit, the Irish, plural of Scot
Origin of scotMiddle English, tax, partly from Old Norse skot and partly from Old French escot, of Germanic origin; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
- a. A native or inhabitant of Scotland.b. A person of Scottish ancestry.
- A member of the ancient Gaelic tribe that migrated to the northern part of Britain from Ireland in about the sixth century AD. See Usage Note at Scottish.
Origin of ScotFrom Middle English Scottes, Scotsmen, from Old English Scottas, Scotsmen, Irishmen, from Late Latin Scott&imacron;, Irishmen.
- (UK, historical) A local tax, paid originally to the lord or ruler and later to a sheriff.
From Old Norse skot, later influenced by Old French escot (Modern Ã©cot), itself of Germanic origin. Compare shot.
Old English Scottas (“people from Ireland, Irishmen"), from Late Latin Scotti.