testudo

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siperlik
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Englisch - Englisch
a protective screen formed by a body of troops holding their shields above their heads
(plural testudos or testudines) (in ancient Rome) a screen on wheels and with an arched roof, used to protect besieging troops
This cover resembled the back of a tortoise, and served to shelter the men from darts, stones, and other missiles
A cover or screen which a body of troops formed with their shields or targets, by holding them over their heads when standing close to each other
A genus of tortoises which formerly included a large number of diverse forms, but is now restricted to certain terrestrial species, such as the European land tortoise (Testudo Græca) and the gopher of the Southern United States
a species of lyre; so called in allusion to the lyre of Mercury, fabled to have been made of the shell of a tortoise
type genus of the Testudinidae a movable protective covering that provided protection from above; used by Roman troops when approaching the walls of a besieged fortification
A similar defense was sometimes formed of boards, and moved on wheels
A kind of musical instrument
testudo

    Silbentrennung

    tes·tu·do

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    Etymologie

    [ tes-'tü-(")dO, -'tyü ] (noun.) 1609. Latin testudin-, testudo, literally, tortoise, tortoise shell; akin to Latin testa shell.

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