xe

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See also: Xe and хе

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

This pronoun has been independently invented by several people. Don Rickter invented the pronoun xe in November 1971. It appeared in "UU World" (the Unitarian Universalist publication) on 1 May 1973. Mario Pei gave him credit on page 145 of his 1978 book, "Weasel Words".

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Pronoun[edit]

xe

  1. (nonstandard) they (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
    • 1992, Jim Sinclair, “If you could choose...”, Jim Sinclair's Web Site, archived on 2003-11-03:
      Anyone I would be interested in would have to be a pretty special person. I wouldn't want to miss out on knowing such a person just because xe happened to be the "wrong" sex.
    • 1993 September 14, Sinclair, Jim, “Re: Jim and Steve's snoring discussion”, bit.listserv.autism, Usenet:
      Telepathy would require that you share the other person's knowledge of xyr own mind, which in turn requires recognizing that xe is actually aware of what xe's thinking, which is incompatible with psychiatry.
    • 1999 April 28, Alpen, Dagmar, “Re: Think of a small tribe of people...”, talk.politics.libertarian, Usenet:
      Now full ownership in the modern sense... implies four rights of the owner: 1. The right to decide what xe does with xyr property; 2. the right to decide what others do with xyr property; []
    • 2000 December 11, Curtin, Mary Ellen, “Silencing and ad hominem attacks”, alt.startrek.creative.erotica.moderated, Usenet:
      Since xe went to the trouble of re-posting, I figured it was about something of more than usual importance to hir... I wrote to EmGee privately and xe said yes, that was one of the things xe was talking about.
    • 2002 March 3, von Mattell, Ken, “Re: Newbie...not quite sure yet...”, alt.suicide.holiday, Usenet:
      I mean, suppose there's someone who can't leave the house because xe's all tied up with counting tiles in the bathroom all day, and if xe manages to get done with that, there's the stove to check again and again ... you get the idea.

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Ewe[edit]

Adjective[edit]

xe

  1. hoarse

Noun[edit]

xe

  1. bird

Verb[edit]

xe

  1. To block – (To fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass) or (To prevent (something or someone) from passing).
  2. To catch – (act of catching a ball).
  3. To fill – (to make full).
  4. To seal – To prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something) or (To close securely to prevent leakage).

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Cmavo[edit]

xe (rafsi xel)

  1. swaps the fifth and first sumti of the selbri which follows
  2. indicates that the object of a preposition fills sumti x5 of the preposition's corresponding brivla

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Venetian[edit]

Verb[edit]

xe

  1. third-person singular present indicative of èser
  2. third-person plural present indicative of èser

Vietnamese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese ("vehicle")., misreading of xa

Noun[edit]

xe

  1. wheeled vehicle (except for airplanes and trains)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese and , misreading of xa

Noun[edit]

xe

  1. (xiangqi piece) chariot
  2. (chess, chess piece) rook
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