Origin of incuseClassical Latin incusus, past participle of incudere, to forge with a hammer ; from in-, in, on + cudere, to strike, hit: see hew
Origin of incuseLatin incūdere, incūs-, to forge with a hammer; see incus.
- an impression hammered or pressed (onto a coin)
- This coin's incuse is of a most curious design.
(third-person singular simple present incuses, present participle incusing, simple past and past participle incused)
From Latin incusus, past participle of incudere, from in- + cudere.