acute accent

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin accentus(accent) acūtus(sharp), a calque of Ancient Greek προσῳδία(prosōidía, accent) ὀξύς(oxús, sharp).

Cognate to French accent aigu.

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acute accent ‎(plural acute accents)

  1. (orthography): A diacritical mark ( ´ ) that can be placed above a number of letters in many languages of the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic writing systems.

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  • čárka (only when used in Czech)
  • fada (only when used in Irish)

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