sax

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English sax, sex, from Old English seax (a knife, hip-knife, an instrument for cutting, a short sword, dirk, dagger), from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (rock, knife), from Proto-Indo-European *sÁk-, *sek-, *sēyk- (to cut). Cognate with North Frisian sax (knife, sword), Middle Dutch sas (knife), Middle Low German sax (knife), Middle High German sahs (a knife), Danish saks (a pair of scissors), Swedish sax (a pair of scissors) , Icelandic sax (a short heavy sword), Latin secō (cut). See also Saxon, saw.

Noun[edit]

sax (plural saxes)

  1. (rare or obsolete) A knife; a sword; a dagger about 20 inches in length.
  2. A slate-cutter's hammer; slate-ax.
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Verb[edit]

sax (third-person singular simple present saxes, present participle saxing, simple past and past participle saxed)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To cut or slash with a sharp instrument; incise; scarify.

Etymology 2[edit]

From saxophone.

Noun[edit]

sax (plural saxes)

  1. Short form of saxophone.

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Aleut[edit]

Noun[edit]

sax

  1. bird skin coat

Kurdish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sax (comparative [[{{{1}}}#Kurdish|{{{1}}}]], superlative [[{{{2}}}#Kurdish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. alive
  2. healthy
  3. whole

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Rafsi[edit]

sax

  1. rafsi of sarxe.

Scots[edit]

Numeral[edit]

sax

  1. (cardinal) six

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sax c

  1. a pair of scissors; shears
  2. short of saxofon
  3. a trap for animals

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