Scutum vs Schtum - What's the difference?

scutum | schtum |


As a proper noun scutum

is (constellation) a small autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a shield it lies between the constellations of aquila, sagittarius, and the tail of serpens.

As an adjective schtum is

.

scutum

English

Noun

(scuta)
  • (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.
  • (Burrill)
    ----

    schtum

    English

    Adjective

    (-)