Scegth


Scegth
A warship; a light and fast craft, similar to those used by the Vikings. One bequeathed to Aethelred the Unready had 64 oars. In 1008 he ordered scegths to be built 'all over England'. [< OldEngl. skeid = a warship] -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Scegthman — Generally a sailor or mariner; also used of pirates and Vikings. Cf. Scegth …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Snecca — A warship, perhaps somewhat smaller than a *scegth. Henry II possessed such a ship in the late 12c, which was berthed at Southampton; its master was paid 12d a day. [< OldEngl. snekkja, OldEngl. snacc = warship] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Esnecca — A warship, perhaps somewhat smaller than a *scegth. Henry II possessed such a ship in the late 12c, which was berthed at Southampton; its master was paid 12d a day. [< OldEngl. snekkja, OldEngl. snacc = warship] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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