Origin of sculpt
1860–65; < French sculpter < Latin sculpt- (past participle stem of sculpere to carve); or as back formation from sculptor
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Also called (formerly): sculp
C19: from French sculpter, from Latin sculpere to carve
Word Origin and History for resculpt
1826 (implied in sculpted), from French sculpter, from Latin sculpt-, past participle stem of sculpere "to carve" (see sculpture). Related: Sculpting. The older verb form was sculpture (1640s), also sculp (1530s).
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