Scutum meaning

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A scute.
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A shield-shaped dorsal sclerite or plate of certain insects and arachnids.
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The long, wooden shield carried by infantrymen in the Roman legions.
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(place, proper) A small S constellation between Aquila and Sagittarius.
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(zool.) A heavy, horny scale, as on certain reptiles and insects; scute.
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A scute.
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A shield-shaped dorsal sclerite or plate of certain insects and arachnids.
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(historical, Roman antiquity) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the Roman army.
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(zoology) A scute.
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(zoology) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.
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(astronomy) A small autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a shield. It lies between the constellations of Aquila, Sagittarius, and the tail of Serpens.
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Origin of scutum

  • Latin scūtum shield skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687; from Latin scÅ«tum (“shield"). The original name given was Scutum Sobiescianum (Sobieski's Shield) in commemoration of the victory of the Polish, Austrian, and German forces led by the Polish king Jan III Sobieski at the battle of Vienna.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin scÅ«tum (“shield").

    From Wiktionary