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scutum

[skyoo-tuh m] /ˈskyu təm/
noun, plural scuta
[skyoo-tuh] /ˈskyu tə/ (Show IPA),
for 1, 2.
1.
Zoology, scute (def 1).
2.
a large, oblong shield used by the heavy legionaries of ancient Rome.
3.
genitive Scuti
[skoo-tahy] /ˈsku taɪ/ (Show IPA).
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Shield, a southern constellation north of Sagittarius and east of Aquila, containing a small, very bright star cloud.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Latin scūtum shield
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British Dictionary definitions for scutum

scutum

/ˈskjuːtəm/
noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
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
Word Origin
Latin: shield

Scutum

/ˈskjuːtəm/
noun (Latin genitive) Scuti (ˈskjuːtaɪ)
1.
a small faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Sagittarius and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way Also called Scutum Sobieskii (sɒˈbjɛskɪ)
Word Origin
Latin, literally: the Shield
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