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Shilling

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Said to be derived from St. Kilian, whose image was stamped on the “shillings” of Würzburg. Of course this etymology is of no value. (Anglo-Saxon, scylling or scilling, a shilling.)

⁂ According to Skeat, from the verb scylan (to divide). The coin was originally made with a deeply-indented cross, and could easily be divided into halves or quarters.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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