Late 18th century from Latin, literally ‘oblong shield’.
A small constellation near the celestial equator (the Shield), lying in the Milky Way between Aquila and Serpens.
postpositive Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Scutum.
- ‘the star Beta Scuti’
Latin. Scuti is the Latin genitive form of Scutum.