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EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish enxuto, from Latin exsūctus, past participle of exsūgō, from ex + sūgō. Compare Portuguese enxuto, Catalan eixut, Italian asciutto. In pre-literary Spanish, the word likely had the form *eissuito (compare also Old Portuguese enxoyto, Galician enxoito), and then underwent a change of prefix through influence from enjugar (the same process affecting other Ibero-Romance languages), with the ending being influenced by past participles such as roto, escrito, frito, etc. (as normally the Latin consonant cluster -ct- yields -ch- in Spanish; a form ensucho was attested, and ensuchu is used in Asturian, where it became the irregular past participle of ensugar)[1].

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AdjectiveEdit

enjuto (feminine singular enjuta, masculine plural enjutos, feminine plural enjutas)

  1. shriveled
  2. dry
  3. withered, skinny, skin and bones

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VerbEdit

enjuto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of enjutar.

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