asshe

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English æsce, from Proto-West Germanic *askā, from Proto-Germanic *askǭ.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʃ(ə)/, /ˈɛʃ(ə)/, /ˈask(ə)/, /ˈaks(ə)/

Noun[edit]

asshe (plural asshen or asshes or asshe)

  1. ashes (the powdery matter produced by a fire, often used in medicine and cooking)
  2. The remnants of a lifeform (generally after cremating)
  3. The matter which one's physical form is made of; bodily matter.
  4. (figuratively) Death, mortality; the end of one's life.
  5. (Christianity) Ashes utilised in ceremonies to represent forgiveness.
  6. (rare) An ashpit.
Usage notes[edit]

This noun is usually used in the plural, but singular forms appear as well.

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Descendants[edit]
  • English: ash
  • Scots: ess, asch, ais, as, askis
  • Yola: ashen (plural)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English æsc, from Proto-Germanic *askaz.

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Noun[edit]

asshe (plural esshys or asshen)

  1. ash (tree of the genus Fraxinus)
  2. The lumber resulting from cut ash.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

asshe

  1. Alternative form of axen (to ask)