ax

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See also: .ax and ах

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See axe.

Noun[edit]

ax (plural axes)

  1. Alternative spelling of axe.

Verb[edit]

ax (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. Alternative spelling of axe.

Etymology 2[edit]

Old English acsian, showing metathesis from ascian. The regular literary form until circa 1600.

Verb[edit]

ax (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. (now dialectal or nonstandard) Alternative form of ask.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts I:
      When they were come togedder, they axed off hym, sayinge: Master wilt thou at this tyme restore agayne the kyngdom of israhel?
    • 1979, Verna Mae Slone, What My Heart Wants to Tell, Kentucky 1988, p. 18:
      ‘I axed him if he knowed the way and he said he had not fergitten the lay of the land.’

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ax, from Proto-Germanic *ahsą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ax n (genitive singular ax, nominative plural öx)

  1. ear (of corn)

Declension[edit]


Jamaican Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ax

  1. ask

Old French[edit]

Contraction[edit]

ax

  1. Contraction of a + les (to the)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ax n

  1. an ear (fruiting body of a grain plant)

Declension[edit]