Main meanings of scutum in English

: scutum1Scutum2

scutum1

Pronunciation /?skju?t?m/

nounscuta

another term for scute

Origin

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

Main meanings of Scutum in English

: scutum1Scutum2

Scutum2

(also Scuti)

Pronunciation /?skju?t?m/

proper noun

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

adjective

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

    • ‘the star Beta Scuti’

Origin

Latin. Scuti is the Latin genitive form of Scutum.