tutamen

tutamen

 [too-ta´men] (L.)
a protective covering or structure.
tuta´mina o´culi the protective appendages of the eye, such as the eyelids, eyelashes, and so on.

tu·ta·men

, pl.

tu·ta·mi·na

(tū-tā'men, -tā'mi-nă),
Any defensive or protective structure.
[L. protection]

tutamen

/tu·ta·men/ (too-ta´men) pl. tu´tamina   [L.] a protective covering or structure.
tuta´mina o´culi  the protecting appendages of the eye, as the lids, lashes, etc.

tutamen

a protective covering or structure, such as the eyelids and eyelashes.

tutamen

From the Latin, tutari (to guard), an obsolete term for virtually any protective anatomic covering.

tutamen

pl. tutamina [L.] a protective covering or structure.
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What does Decus Et Tutamen on the side of coins mean?
The Olympics have long since ceased to be Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger) and more pursuit of Decus Et Tutamen (the inscription on the edge of the pound coin in your pocket).
What does the Latin phrase Decus Et Tutamen mean, as seen on pounds 1 coins and on earlier coinage to stop metal clipping?
WHERE would you find the inscription Decus et tutamen, 'an ornament and a safeguard'?