Easterling
Easterling East"er*ling, a. Relating to the money of the Easterlings, or Baltic traders. See {Sterling}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Easterling — East er*ling, n. [Cf. {Sterling}.] 1. A native of a country eastward of another; used, by the English, of traders or others from the coasts of the Baltic. [1913 Webster] Merchants of Norway, Denmark, . . . called . . . Easterlings because they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Easterling — (spr. īster ), später Sterling, engl. Silbermünze, im 13. u. 14. Jahrh. weitverbreitet, wurde auch in Nordfrankreich bis Westfalen nachgeahmt. Sie hatte ihren Namen (»Münze von Osten«), weil sie zuerst von Münzmeistern geprägt wurde, die man zur… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • easterling — I. ˈēstərliŋ təl , təl noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English esterling, from ester, estern eastern + ling : a native of a country eastward of another used especially of German merchants from Baltic cities who traded in England or competed with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Easterling — This interesting surname, with the modern variant Easterling, has three possible origins. Firstly, it may be a topographic name for someone who lived to the east of a main settlement, from the Middle English easter , meaning eastern. This surname …   Surnames reference

  • Easterling — Eas|ter|ling [ i:stəliŋ] der; , e <aus gleichbed. engl. easterling, eigtl. »Bewohner östlicher Länder«> im Mittelalter meist von Münzmeistern aus östlich von England liegenden Ländern geprägte Silbermünze in England, auf die der Sterling… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • easterling — /ee steuhr ling/, n. Archaic. a native of a country lying to the east, esp. a merchant from the Baltic. [1375 1425; late ME esterling, equiv. to ester eastern (perh. repr. OE eastra, comp. of east adj.) + LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • easterling — east·er·ling …   English syllables

  • easterling — A coin struck by Richard II which is supposed by some to have given rise to the name of sterling, as applied to English money …   Black's law dictionary

  • easterling — A coin struck by Richard II which is supposed by some to have given rise to the name of sterling, as applied to English money …   Black's law dictionary

  • easterling penny — noun see easterling II, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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