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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Vulgar Latin root *excotīre, from Classical Latin cōs, cōtis (whetstone). Compare cute and cuțit (knife). Cf. also the semantic evolution of Catalan esmolar (sharpen), from mola (grindstone). Was also possibly influenced by a Vulgar Latin *acutiāre, from acūtus. Compare Italian aguzzare, Spanish aguzar. Another theory suggests the root *exacutīre, from exacūtus (sharpened, stimulated), from acūtus.

VerbEdit

a ascuți (third-person singular present ascute, past participle ascuțit4th conj.

  1. to sharpen (literally and figuratively)
  2. to grind, whet, strop.

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