Talk:cut

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I think cut-rate is a related term that already has its own page and not a proper definition. Any objections to moving it? Ben 12:54, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

No objection. Hekaheka 19:41, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Dancing[edit]

Any thoughts on the use of cut as a verb re. dancing: as in "cut a rug" or "cut footloose"?

It doesn't feel like it warrants an entry here, but perhaps under its own page as an idiom or phrase? Ben 23:46, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
It is already there: cut a rug. Ben 23:48, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Etymologies[edit]

I think there has been several different etymologies proposed. Etymonline mentions North Germanic *kut(t)-, akin to Norwegian "kutte" or Old French couteau from Lat. cultellus. Random House also mentions Scandinavian, while American Heritage and Meriam-Webster just gives "Middle English", without further elaborations. I haven't got access to the OED. Wakuran 16:25, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

In Arabic it is Ghat'. Therfore it cold be mentioned as root of Cut.

Can't insert Portuguese translation for cut, as in circumcised[edit]

I get this error: Could not find translation entry for 'pt:circuncisado'. Please reformat How do i fix this? Ryukenden007 16:04, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

You have to take the plunge into manual editing :). http://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=cut&action=edit&section=5 . Either add the pt translation manually, or remove the wierd bits of formatting, and then add the portuguese as normal. Conrad.Irwin 16:22, 8 February 2010 (UTC)