LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of acuō (sharpen, make sharp).

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

acūtus (feminine acūta, neuter acūtum, comparative acūtior, superlative acūtissimus); first/second-declension participle

  1. sharpened, made sharp, sharp, having been sharpened
  2. spicy
  3. subtle
    acūta distīnctiōa subtle distinction

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative acūtus acūta acūtum acūtī acūtae acūta
Genitive acūtī acūtae acūtī acūtōrum acūtārum acūtōrum
Dative acūtō acūtō acūtīs
Accusative acūtum acūtam acūtum acūtōs acūtās acūta
Ablative acūtō acūtā acūtō acūtīs
Vocative acūte acūta acūtum acūtī acūtae acūta

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Asturian: agudu
  • Dutch: acuut
  • Italian: acuto
  • Middle English: acute
  • Old French: agu
  • Old Occitan: [Term?]
  • Old Irish: acuit
  • Portuguese: agudo
  • Spanish: agudo

ReferencesEdit

  • acutus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acutus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • acutus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • acutus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to draw a subtle inference: acute, subtiliter concludere
    • a deep, high, thin, moderate voice: vox gravis, acuta, parva, mediocris