See also: àigù

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French aigu, agu, from Old French agu, from Latin acūtus (sharp); related to English acute. The original Old French result was (preserved in the toponym Montheu < Latin Mons acutus (sharp mountain)), which was likely modified into the form agu based on the Latin, and then influenced by words like aigre, or aiguiser, as with aiguille.

Doublet of acut.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛ.ɡy/, /e.ɡy/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

aigu (feminine singular aiguë or aigüe, masculine plural aigus, feminine plural aiguës or aigües)

  1. sharp, pointy
  2. (of intelligence) acute, keen, discerning
  3. (of sound) sharp, loud and high-pitched
  4. (medicine) acute
  5. (mathematics, of an angle) acute
  6. (linguistics, of an accent) acute
  7. (phonetics) front
    • 1911 April, "Quelques mots sur la pronunciation des lettres Turques" in Dictionnaire turc-français[1]:
      Les quatres autres e, i, u, oeu sont aiguës.
      The other four e, i, u, oeu are front.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian Bokmål: aigu

Further readingEdit


LivviEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *aika. Cognates include Finnish aika and Karelian aika.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aigu (genitive aijan, partitive aigua)

  1. time

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • N. Gilojeva; S. Rudakova (2009) Karjalan kielen Livvin murdehen algukursu [Beginners' course of Karelian language's Livvi dialect] (in Livvi), Petrozavodsk, →ISBN, page 3
  • Tatjana Boiko (2019), “aigu”, in Suuri Karjal-Venʹalaine Sanakniigu (livvin murreh) [The Big Karelian-Russian dictionary (Livvi dialect)], 2nd edition, →ISBN

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French aigu (sharp, acute), from Middle French aigu, agu (sharp), from Old French agu, from Latin acūtus (sharpened, spicy, subtle), perfect passive participle of acuō (I sharpen, put an acute accent on), from acus (needle, pin; bodkin), from Proto-Italic *akus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱus, from *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aigu m (definite singular aiguen, indefinite plural aiguer, definite plural aiguene)

  1. Only used in accent aigu (acute accent)

ReferencesEdit

  • “aigu” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • aigu” in Store norske leksikon