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scudo

[skoo-doh] /ˈsku doʊ/
noun, plural scudi
[skoo-dee] /ˈsku di/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of various gold or silver coins, of various Italian states, issued from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Italian < Latin scūtum shield
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British Dictionary definitions for scudi

scudo

/ˈskuːdəʊ/
noun (pl) -di (-diː)
1.
any of several former Italian coins
Word Origin
C17: from Italian: shield, from Latin scūtum
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Word Origin and History for scudi

scudo

n.

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

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