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scūtum ī, n

SCV-, a shield, Roman shield, infantry shield, buckler (of two boards, joined, covered with linen and hide, and edged with iron): scutum pro clipeo, L.: pedestre, of the infantry , L.: equestria, of the cavalry , L.: scutis ex cortice factis aut viminibus intextis, Cs.: domus scutis referta: scutum reliquisse praecipuum flagitium, Ta.—Fig., a shield, defence, protection, shelter, safeguard : scutum dare in iudicio eis, quos, etc.: scuto vobis magis quam gladio opus est, L.

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