a former monetary unit and gold or silver coin of Italy and Sicily
Origin of scudoItalian 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.