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.
cinzel m (plural cinzéis)
- chisel (tool consisting of an oblong piece of metal ending in a sharp edge)