aigu

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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 ëu (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.

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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

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Livvi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *aika, cognate to e.g. Karelian proper aika.

Noun[edit]

aigu

  1. time

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