I'm trying to translate a native word.
- I got this piece of wood by breaking it off from a branch.
- I got this twine from that ball of string.
So, what I'm looking for is a 'to be' verb or adjective. But in my language to be verbs and adjectives are sometimes the same.
How do I say that the twine was obtained by cutting it from the ball of string? Or the piece of wood was broken off from a branch?
I'm looking for an adjective similar to stolen in stolen goods. Or like plucked but instead it was broken off or cut. I understand it doesn't always translate but what is the closest word I could use.