acumen etymology

English word acumen comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱ-, and later Latin acus (A needle, a pin. Bodkin.)

Detailed word origin of acumen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
acus Latin (lat) A needle, a pin. Bodkin.
acumen Latin (lat) A sharpened point.
acumen English (eng) (anatomy) A bony, often sharp, protuberance, especially that of the ischium.. (botany) A sharp, tapering point extending from a plant.. Quickness of perception or discernment; penetration of mind; the faculty of nice discrimination.

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Descendants of *h₂ḱ-
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