Scot meaning

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Money assessed or paid.
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A member of the ancient Gaelic tribe that migrated to the northern part of Britain from Ireland in about the sixth century ad .
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Money assessed or paid; tax; levy.
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A member of a Gaelic people of N Ireland that migrated to Scotland in the 5th cent. a.d.
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A person born or living in Scotland.
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(UK, historical) A local tax, paid originally to the lord or ruler and later to a sheriff.
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A person born in or native to Scotland.
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A male given name, a rare spelling variant of Scott.
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scot and lot
  • an old parish tax in Great Britain, assessed according to ability to pay
  • in full
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Origin of scot

  • Middle English tax partly from Old Norse skot and partly from Old French escot of Germanic origin skeud- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English Scottes Scotsmen from Old English Scottas Scotsmen, Irishmen from Late Latin Scottī Irishmen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse skot, later influenced by Old French escot (Modern écot), itself of Germanic origin. Compare shot.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English Scottas (“people from Ireland, Irishmen"), from Late Latin Scotti.

    From Wiktionary