cinzel

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of older cisel (influenced by pincel), from Vulgar Latin *cisellum, from *caesellum, from Latin caesus, past participle of caedere (to cut). Probably through the intermediate of Old French cisel. Compare Spanish cincel, Catalan cisell, French ciseau, Italian cesello.

Noun[edit]

cinzel m (plural cinzéis)

  1. chisel (tool consisting of an oblong piece of metal ending in a sharp edge)