[ skoo-doh ]
/ ˈsku doʊ /

noun, plural scu·di [skoo-dee] /ˈsku di/.

any of various gold or silver coins, of various Italian states, issued from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries.

Origin of scudo

1635–45; < Italian < Latin scūtum shield Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scudo


/ (ˈskuːdəʊ) /

noun plural -di (-diː)

any of several former Italian coins

Word Origin for scudo

C17: from Italian: shield, from Latin scūtum
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Word Origin and History for scudo



old Italian silver coin, Italian, literally "shield" (in reference to the device it bore), from Latin scutum (see hide (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper