scutum

Roman vs Scutum - What's the difference?

roman | scutum |


As a adjective roman

is (of type) upright, as opposed to italic.

As a noun scutum is

(historical|roman antiquity) an oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the roman army.

Shield vs Scutum - What's the difference?

shield | scutum |


In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between shield and scutum

is that shield is (obsolete) a coin, the old french crown, or , having on one side the figure of a shield while scutum is (obsolete) a penthouse or awning.

As nouns the difference between shield and scutum

is that shield is a broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body while scutum is (historical|roman antiquity) an oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the roman army.

As a verb shield

is to protect, to defend.

Oblong vs Scutum - What's the difference?

oblong | scutum |


As nouns the difference between oblong and scutum

is that oblong is something with an oblong shape while scutum is (historical|roman antiquity) an oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the roman army.

As a adjective oblong

is longer than wide.

Scutum vs Buckler - What's the difference?

scutum | buckler |


In context|zoology|lang=en terms the difference between scutum and buckler

is that scutum is (zoology) one of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle while buckler is (zoology) the anterior segment of the shell of trilobites.

In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between scutum and buckler

is that scutum is (obsolete) a penthouse or awning while buckler is (obsolete) to shield; to defend.

As nouns the difference between scutum and buckler

is that scutum is (historical|roman antiquity) an oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the roman army while buckler is a kind of shield, of various shapes and sizes, worn on one of the arms (usually the left) for protecting the front of the body in the sword and buckler play of the middle ages in england, the buckler was a small shield, used, not to cover the body, but to stop or parry blows.

As a verb buckler is

(obsolete) to shield; to defend.

Scutum vs Target - What's the difference?

scutum | target |


In context|obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between scutum and target

is that scutum is (obsolete) a penthouse or awning while target is (obsolete) a shield resembling the roman scutum in modern usage, a smaller variety of shield is usually implied by this term.

As nouns the difference between scutum and target

is that scutum is (historical|roman antiquity) an oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the roman army while target is a butt or mark to shoot at, as for practice, or to test the accuracy of a firearm, or the force of a projectile.

As a verb target is

to aim something, especially a weapon, at (a target).

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