aigu

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See also: àigù

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aigu, agu, from Old French agu, from Latin acūtus (sharp); related to English acute. The original Old French result was (preserved in the toponym Montheu < Latin Mons acutus (sharp mountain)), which was likely modified into the form agu based on the Latin, and then influenced by words like aigre, or aiguiser, as with aiguille.

Doublet of acut.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ.ɡy/, /e.ɡy/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

aigu (feminine singular aiguë or aigüe, masculine plural aigus, feminine plural aiguës or aigües)

  1. sharp, pointy
  2. (of intelligence) acute, keen, discerning
  3. (of sound) sharp, loud and high-pitched
  4. (medicine) acute
  5. (mathematics, of an angle) acute
  6. (linguistics, of an accent) acute
  7. (phonetics) front
    • 1911 April, "Quelques mots sur la pronunciation des lettres Turques" in Dictionnaire turc-français[1]:
      Les quatres autres e, i, u, oeu sont aiguës.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: aigu

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Livvi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aika. Cognates include Finnish aika and Karelian aika.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑi̯ɡu/
  • Hyphenation: ai‧gu

Noun[edit]

aigu (genitive aijan, partitive aigua)

  1. time

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • N. Gilojeva; S. Rudakova (2009) Karjalan kielen Livvin murdehen algukursu [Beginners' course of Karelian language's Livvi dialect] (in Livvi), Petrozavodsk, →ISBN, page 3
  • Tatjana Boiko; Lʹudmila Markianova (2018) Suuri Venʹa-Karjalaine Sanakniigu (livvin murreh) [The Big Russian-Karelian dictionary (Livvi dialect)], 3rd edition, →ISBN, page 56

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aigu (sharp, acute), from Middle French aigu, agu (sharp), from Old French agu, from Latin acūtus (sharpened, spicy, subtle), perfect passive participle of acuō (I sharpen, put an acute accent on), from acus (needle, pin; bodkin), from Proto-Italic *akus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱus, from *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aigu m (definite singular aiguen, indefinite plural aiguer, definite plural aiguene)

  1. Only used in accent aigu (acute accent)

References[edit]

  • “aigu” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • aigu” in Store norske leksikon