- cuticle[cuticle 词源字典]
- cuticle: see hide
[cuticle etymology, cuticle origin, 英语词源]
- cuticle (n.)
- 1610s, from Latin cuticula, diminutive of cutis "skin," from PIE *ku-ti-, from root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (cognates: Lithuanian kiautas "husk," Old English hyd "skin, hide;" see hide (n.1)). Specialized sense of "skin at the base of the nail" is from 1907. Related: Cuticular.