pax

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin pax peace. See peace.

Noun[edit]

pax

  1. A painted, stamped or carved tablet with a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which was kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace") and then passed to other officiating clergy and the congregation to be kissed. See also osculatory.

Interjection[edit]

pax

  1. A cry for peace or truce in children's games.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin pax peace. See peace.

Noun[edit]

pax (plural pax)

  1. (informal, usually in the plural) passenger; passengers
  2. (informal, usually in the plural, by extension, hospitality industry) guest (at an event or function)
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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *paḱ- (to fasten, stick, place), related to Latin pacīscor (agree, stipulate), Latin pangō (fasten, fix); see pact.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pāx f (genitive pācis); third declension

  1. peace
    Spero ut pācem habeant semper.
    I hope that they may always have peace.
    Donec, infecta pāce, ad arma desilirent.
    While at length the peace being broken off, they came to strive and fight with arms.
  2. harmony

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative pāx pācēs
genitive pācis pācum
dative pācī pācibus
accusative pācem pācēs
ablative pāce pācibus
vocative pāx pācēs

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Interjection[edit]

pāx!

  1. silence! be silent! hush!

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Rafsi[edit]

pax

  1. rafsi of patxu.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Since 1880 from Latin pāx (peace).

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Interjection[edit]

pax

  1. (children’s language) dibs (to claim a stake to something); used as a noun with the verbs “get, receive” and ha “have”, or as a verb; att paxa.
    Pax för soffan! - “I have (first) dibs on the sofa!”
    Jag fick pax på framsätet! - “I got dibs on shotgun!”
    Jag har paxat fåtöljen - I "have dibbed" the armchair

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