from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Formed by hammering, stamping, or pressing: an incuse design on a coin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. hammered or pressed in (usually on a coin)
  • n. an impression hammered or pressed (onto a coin)
  • v. To hammer or press (usually onto a coin)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cut or stamped in, or hollowed out by engraving.
  • transitive v. To form, or mold, by striking or stamping, as a coin or medal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To impress by striking or stamping, as a coin.
  • Hammered, stamped, or struck in; having a pattern impressed or stamped upon the surface.
  • n. An impression; a stamp, as that on a coin made by the surface upon which the object rests to be struck by the die.


Latin incūdere, incūs-, to forge with a hammer; see incus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin incusus, past participle of incudere, from in- + cudere. (Wiktionary)



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  • Canterbury

    They wear this way, their souls to soothe,
    Devotion's the tool that so hews,
    As, barefoot or shod,
    The pilgrims have trod
    The stone of these steps to incuse.

    June 12, 2015