As nouns the difference between sagittarius and scutum
is that sagittarius
is archer, bowman 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 sagittarius
is armed with a bow and arrows.
* (genus) Aves - class; Saurornithes - informal group; Ornithothoraces, Ornithurae - clades; Carinatae - subclass; Neornithes - infraclass; Neognathae - parvclass; Accipitriformes - order; Sagittariidae - family
* (genus) Sagittarius serpentarius - sole species
(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.
(zoology) A scute.
(zoology) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.
(obsolete) A penthouse or awning.