scudo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian scudo (a crown, a dollar, a shield), from Latin scutum (a shield). Compare scute.

Noun[edit]

scudo (plural scudos or scudoes or scudi)

  1. (historical) The former monetary unit of Italy, Bolivia and Malta during the 18th and 19th century.

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Italian[edit]

Uno scudo longobardo – A Langobard shield
Uno scudo francese – A French écu

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scūtum, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *skei- (to cut, split), an extension of *sek- (to cut).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsku.do/, [ˈs̪kuːd̪o]
  • Rhymes: -udo
  • Stress: scùdo
  • Hyphenation: scu‧do

Noun[edit]

scudo m (plural scudi)

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  1. shield, specifically:
    1. A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
    2. (by extension) Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
    3. (figuratively) One who protects or defends.
    4. (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
    5. (geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
  2. (numismatics) Used to designate various monetary units, specifically:
    1. (historical) A gold or silver coin minted in Italy bearing the image of a shield; scudo
    2. (historical, by extension) Any similar coin of non-Italian mintage; écu, escudo
    3. (historical) A silver coin minted in Italy valued at 5 lira. [18th c. – c. 1918]
    4. (historical, Rome) A 5000-lira banknote.
    5. (Rome) A 5-euro banknote.

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