a former monetary unit and gold or silver coin of Italy and Sicily
Origin of scudoIt, origin, originally , a shield from Classical Latin scutum, shield (prob. from Indo-European an unverified form (s)keut- from source hide): it bore a shield
A unit of currency and coin formerly used in Italy and Sicily.
Origin of scudoItalian shield, scudo from Latin scūtum shield ; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
(plural scudos or scudoes or scudi)
- The former monetary unit of Italy, Bolivia and Malta during the 18th and 19th century.