accent aigu (´)
Definition - The French name for what English speakers call the acute accent.

Example -
sauté, café, and fiancée

Etymology -
The word aigu — which means "sharp" or "pointed" in French — ultimately derives from the Latin acūtus, sharp.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation (s.v. accent) is from 1611:
"Accent aigu: a sharp accent marked thus ´, and much used. …"
(Cotgr.,)



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