yex

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From Middle English yexen, yixen, yesken, from Old English ġeocsian, ġiscian (to hiccup), from Proto-Germanic *giskōną (to yawn), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵeys- (gaping, cracked). Cognate with Middle Low German gischen (to sob, sigh), Middle High German geschen, gischen (to yawn, gape).

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yex (third-person singular simple present yexes, present participle yexing, simple past and past participle yexed)

  1. (archaic) Hiccup.
  2. (archaic) Belch or burp.

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