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Perfect passive participle of acuō (sharpen, make sharp).



acūtus m (feminine acūta, neuter acūtum); first/second declension

  1. sharpened, made sharp, sharp, having been sharpened


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative acūtus acūta acūtum acūtī acūtae acūta
genitive acūtī acūtae acūtī acūtōrum acūtārum acūtōrum
dative acūtō acūtō acūtīs
accusative acūtum acūtam acūtum acūtōs acūtās acūta
ablative acūtō acūtā acūtō acūtīs
vocative acūte acūta acūtum acūtī acūtae acūta

Derived terms[edit]



  • acutus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • acutus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “acutus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • acutus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to draw a subtle inference: acute, subtiliter concludere
    • a deep, high, thin, moderate voice: vox gravis, acuta, parva, mediocris