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Pict

 (pĭkt)
n.
One of an ancient people of northern Britain. They remained undefeated by the Romans and in the ninth century joined with the Scots to form a kingdom later to become Scotland.

[From Middle English Pictes, Picts, from Late Latin Pictī, from Latin pictī, pl. of pictus, painted; see picture.]

Pict

(pɪkt)
n
(Peoples) a member of any of the peoples who lived in Britain north of the Forth and Clyde in the first to the fourth centuries ad: later applied chiefly to the inhabitants of NE Scotland. Throughout Roman times the Picts carried out border raids
[Old English Peohtas; later forms from Late Latin Pictī painted men, from pingere to paint]

Pict

(pɪkt)

n.
a member of a people or group of peoples who inhabited parts of Britain N of the Firth of Clyde and the Firth of Forth: historically prominent from a.d. c300–c843, when their kingdom was merged with the kingdom of the Scots.
[before 900; Middle English Pictes (pl.), earlier Peghttes, Old English Peohtas, Pihtas < Late Latin Pictī]
Translations

Pict

[pɪkt] Npicto/a m/f

Pict

nPikte m, → Piktin f