Main definitions of scutum in English

: scutum1Scutum2

scutum1

nounplural noun scuta/ˈsko͞odə/ /ˈskudə/

another term for scute

Pronunciation

scutum

/ˈsko͞odəm/ /ˈskudəm/

Origin

Late 18th century from Latin, literally ‘oblong shield’.

Main definitions of Scutum in English

: scutum1Scutum2

Scutum2

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A small constellation (the Shield) near the celestial equator, lying in the Milky Way between Aquila and Serpens.

Pronunciation

Scutum

/ˈsko͞odəm/ /ˈskudəm/

adjective

(also Scuti)
Astronomy
  • postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Scutum.

    • ‘the star Beta Scuti’

Pronunciation

Scutum

/ˈsko͞odəm/ /ˈskudəm/

Origin

Latin. Scuti is the Latin genitive form of Scutum.