Meaning of écu
Pronunciation: (ā-ky' Fr. ā-ky'), [key]
— pl. é•cus
- the shield carried by a mounted man-at-arms in the Middle Ages.
- any of various gold and silver coins of France, issued from the 13th through the 18th centuries, bearing the figure of a shield.
Pronunciation: (ā-k' or, sometimes, ē'sē'y'), [key]
- a money of account of the European Common Market used in international finance, based on the combined prorated values of the currencies of member nations.
- English Church Union.