Generally a sailor or mariner; also used of pirates and Vikings. -
Cf. Scegth

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  • 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] Cf. Scegthman …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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