scudo

noun

scu·​do ˈskü-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce scudo (audio)
plural scudi ˈskü-(ˌ)dē How to pronounce scudo (audio)
1
: a gold or silver coin formerly used in Italy
2
: a unit of value equivalent to a scudo

Word History

Etymology

Italian, literally, shield, from Latin scutum — more at esquire

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scudo was in 1644

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Cite this Entry

“Scudo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scudo. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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