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Spanish term or phrase:punzocortante
English translation:sharp
Entered by: David Russi
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17:51 Nov 1, 2008
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Medical - Archaeology / Mexico/Chichén Itzá
Spanish term or phrase: punzocortante
Another picture caption:

Fragmento del esternón de un adulto. Presenta huellas del impacto de un instrumento punzocortante. Recuperado del Cenote Sagrado durante la Temporada 1967-1968.
Patricia Rosas
United States
Local time: 16:52
sharp
Explanation:
sharp

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Note added at 6 mins (2008-11-01 17:57:58 GMT)
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In English, sharp means both sharp along the edge or shharp to a point.

Websters:

1sharp
Pronunciation:*sh*rp, *sh*p
Function:adjective
Inflected Form:-er/-est
Etymology:Middle English, from Old English scearp; akin to Old High German scarf sharp, Old Norse skarpr, Middle Irish cerb sharp, Russian shcherba notch, Greek keirein to cut * more at SHEAR

1 : adapted to cutting or piercing: as a (1) : having a thin keen edge *a sharp sword* (2) : of such thinness and keenness as to facilitate cutting *an axe with a sharp edge* b (1) : tapering to a fine point *a sharp needle* (2) : of such tapered fineness as to facilitate piercing *a pin with a sharp point*

"sharp and pointed" is a way out, as in Marina's suggestions.
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David Russi
United States
Local time: 17:52
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Thank you, David! I thought I'd seen it before--and I had, with the hyphen (but I couldn't find it because I was spelling it as the author had). Thanks to Marina for her info, too!
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Aquí tienes algunas ideas
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sharp


Explanation:
sharp

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Note added at 6 mins (2008-11-01 17:57:58 GMT)
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In English, sharp means both sharp along the edge or shharp to a point.

Websters:

1sharp
Pronunciation:*sh*rp, *sh*p
Function:adjective
Inflected Form:-er/-est
Etymology:Middle English, from Old English scearp; akin to Old High German scarf sharp, Old Norse skarpr, Middle Irish cerb sharp, Russian shcherba notch, Greek keirein to cut * more at SHEAR

1 : adapted to cutting or piercing: as a (1) : having a thin keen edge *a sharp sword* (2) : of such thinness and keenness as to facilitate cutting *an axe with a sharp edge* b (1) : tapering to a fine point *a sharp needle* (2) : of such tapered fineness as to facilitate piercing *a pin with a sharp point*

"sharp and pointed" is a way out, as in Marina's suggestions.


David Russi
United States
Local time: 17:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you, David! I thought I'd seen it before--and I had, with the hyphen (but I couldn't find it because I was spelling it as the author had). Thanks to Marina for her info, too!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christine Walsh
39 mins

agree  neilmac: and pointy :)
42 mins

agree  Henry Hinds: A "sharp" instrument would seem to do fine here.
1 hr
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Reference: Aquí tienes algunas ideas

Reference information:
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/spanish_to_english/other/118942-ar...

Marina Soldati
Argentina
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 16
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