What is the meaning of "spelt priest"? Have you ever heard it?
Jun 9, 2010 9:13 AM
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1. "Spelt" is a verb here. (The other version of this in the US is "spelled.") It refers to the the arrangement of letters used to form a word. 2. This phrase ("spelt priest") is referring to the order of letters used to form the word or last name "priest." In the examples below, the word refers to someone's surname/ last name. In other cases, a "priest" is a religious occupation/ authority figure in a church, etc. Examples: “In the modern idiom the name is variously spelt: Priest, Preist, Prest, Prestt, Press…” www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Press “The name is also spelt PRIEST, PREIST and PRESTE.” www.4crests.com/presti-coat-of-arms.html
June 9, 2010
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