cute etymology

English word cute comes from English angle, English -ed, Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱst-, and later Latin acus (A needle, a pin. Bodkin.)

Detailed word origin of cute

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
angle English (eng) A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod. (informal) (with for) To attempt to subtly persuade someone to offer a desired thing.. (intransitive) To try to catch fish with a hook and line. (intransitive, informal) To change direction rapidly.. (transitive, cue sports) To hamper (oneself or one's opponent) by leaving the cue ball in the [...]
-ed English (eng) Used to form past participles of (regular) verbs. See -en and -t for variants. Used to form past tenses of (regular) verbs. In linguistics, it is used for the base form of any past form. See -t for a variant. Used to form adjectives from nouns, in the sense of having the object represented by the noun.. As an extension of the above, when used along with an adjective preceding the noun, [...]
*h₂eḱst- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
acus Latin (lat) A needle, a pin. Bodkin.
acuere Latin (lat)
acutus Latin (lat)
acute English (eng) (botany) With the sides meeting directly to form an acute angle (at an apex or base). (geometry) Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.. (geometry) Of an angle, less than 90 degrees.. (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.. (medicine) Of an abnormal condition of recent or [...]
cute English (eng) Affected or contrived to charm; mincingly clever; precious; cutesy.. Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.. Mentally keen or discerning (See also acute). Possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; e.g. fair, dainty, round, and soft [...]

Words with the same origin as cute

Descendants of angle
acute cutie
Descendants of -ed
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