ascuți

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Vulgar Latin root *excotīre, from Classical Latin cōs, cōtis ‎(whetstone). Compare cute and cuțit ‎(knife). Was also possibly influenced by Vulgar Latin *acutiāre, from acūtus. Compare Italian aguzzare, Spanish aguzar. Another theory suggests the root *exacutīre, from exacūtus ‎(sharpened, stimulated), from acūtus.

Verb[edit]

a ascuți ‎(third-person singular present ascute, past participle ascuțit4th conj.

  1. to sharpen (literally and figuratively)
  2. to grind, whet, strop.

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