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scutum

[ skyoo-tuhm ]

noun

plural: scuta [skyoo, -t, uh] genitive: Scuti [skoo, -tahy].
  1. Zoology. scute ( def 1 ).
  2. a large, oblong shield used by the heavy legionaries of ancient Rome.
  3. genitive Scuti [skoo, -tahy]. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Shield, a southern constellation north of Sagittarius and east of Aquila, containing a small, very bright star cloud.


Scutum

1

/ ˈskjuːtəm /

noun

  1. a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Sagittarius and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way Also calledScutum Sobieskiisɒˈbjɛskɪ


scutum

2

/ ˈskjuːtəm /

noun

  1. the middle of three plates into which the notum of an insect's thorax is divided
  2. another word for scute
  3. a large Roman shield
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scutum1

First recorded in 1765–75; from Latin scūtum “shield”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of scutum1

Latin, literally: the Shield

Origin of scutum2

Latin: shield
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Example Sentences

And as four virgates went usually to each hide, so each virgate should contribute 116 of a scutum.

Among the several constellations one notes certain modern names such as “Scutum Subiescianum.”

The scutum and tergum, with the few exceptions above stated, are articulated together at a large or open angle.

Scutum and tergum articulated together, or overlapping each other; each branchia composed of a single plicated fold.

Finally, the whole valve, in proportion to the Scutum, is rather broader.

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