From Proto-Indo-European *sek- (“cut”), compare Old Church Slavonic сѣчиво (“ax, hatchet”), Lithuanian isekti (“to engrave, carve”), Albanian sate (“mattock”), Old Saxon segasna, Old English sigðe (“scythe”), Old English secg (“sword”), seax (“knife, short sword”), Old Iranian doescim "I cut".
saxum (genitive saxī); n, second declension
- A stone, any large rough fragment of rock.
- (by extension) A wall of stone.
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