Definition of Scuta. Meaning of Scuta. Synonyms of Scuta

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Definition of Scuta

Scuta
Scuta Scu"ta, n. pl. See Scutum.
Scuta
Scutum Scu"tum, n.; pl. Scuta. [L.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; -- carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry. 2. (O. Eng. Law) A penthouse or awning. [Obs.] --Burrill. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The second and largest of the four parts forming the upper surface of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is preceded by the prescutum and followed by the scutellum. See the Illust. under Thorax. (b) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.

Meaning of Scuta from wikipedia

- "Scuta" is the plural of the Latin word "scutum" and means "shield". It is used for the following: Scutum (shield), the Roman shield Scute, a zootomical...
- The scutum (classical Latin: [ˈskuːt̪ʊ̃]; pl.:scuta) was a type of shield used among Italic peoples in antiquity, most notably by the army of ancient...
- A scute (/skjuːt/ ) or scutum (Latin: scutum; plural: scuta "shield") is a bony external plate or scale overlaid with horn, as on the s**** of a turtle...
- Ahenobarbus, c. 122 BC; the altar shows two Roman infantrymen equipped with long scuta and a cavalryman with his horse. All are shown wearing chain mail armour...
- abundantia in turribus suis. (Ps 122,7) Ar**** conterit, confrigit arma et scuta ****burit igni. (Ps 46,10) Lux orta est iusto, et restis corde laetitia....
- describes them as using black shields and painting their bodies (nigra scuta, tincta corpora), and attacking at night as a shadowy army, much to the...
- squamata specially in the 2nd and 3rd centuries), heavy colorful shields (scuta), heavy javelins (pila), and later even long spears and lighter javelins...
- Danish bogs. The heavily armored Roman legionaries carried large shields (scuta) that could provide far more protection, but made swift movement a little...
- addition, both V. squamosa and the V. sulphurea have two stripes on their scuta, which differentiates them from other species. Southern yellowjackets are...
- citadel, [the Sabines] killed her, having been overwhelmed by weapons, and "scuta congesta", meaning, "[they] heaped up shields [on her]". The Sabines crushed...