æx

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier æces (compare also Northumbrian acas), from Proto-Germanic *akwisī, probably from a Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷs-ih₂- ‎(axe), from *h₂eḱ- ‎(sharp, pointed). Cognate with Old Frisian axa, Old Saxon akus (Low German Ax, Äx, Ex), Dutch aaks, Old High German ackus (German Axt), Old Norse øx (Danish økse, Swedish yxa), Gothic 𐌰𐌵𐌹𐌶𐌹 ‎(aqizi).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

æx f

  1. an axe, used as a weapon or cutting-tool

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