axen

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Noun[edit]

axen

  1. (Britain dialectal) plural of ash

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English ācsian, āxian, metathetic forms of āscian, from Proto-Germanic *aiskōną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eys-.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaksən/, /ˈaskən/, /ˈaʃən/, /ˈɛ-/, /ˈi-/, /ˈɔː-/

Verb[edit]

axen

  1. (intransitive, transitive, ditransitive) To ask, enquire or question:
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Matheu 7:7–8”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      Axe ȝe, and it ſchal be ȝouun to ȝou; ſeke ȝe, and ȝe ſchulen fynde; knocke ȝe, and it ſchal be openyd to ȝou. / For ech that axith, takith; and he that ſekith, fyndith; and it schal be openyd to hym, that knockith.
      Ask, and you'll receive it; look, and you'll find; knock, and it'll be opened for you. / Because anyone who asks takes, someone that looks finds, and that'll be opened to them that knocks.
    1. To formulate, make, or proffer a question or query.
    2. To ask for or request a response to a question or query.
    3. To ask for or request knowledge, facts, or information.
    4. To ask for a boon, favour, or reward; to supplicate.
    5. To ask for something in prayer; to supplicate a divinity.
  2. (transitive) To look for something; to attempt to find something:
    1. To search or look for a physical object, place, or person.
    2. To search or look for recommendations, facts, or information.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To necessitate something; to have something as a requirement.
  4. (transitive, intransitive, ditransitive) To want or require something or someone.
  5. (transitive, intransitive, ditransitive) To command or require someone to do something.
  6. (transitive) To trial or examine something; to perform examination.
  7. (rare, transitive, intransitive) To acquire knowledge through examination.
  8. (rare, transitive) To attempt to execute or effect something.
  9. (rare, transitive) To aim to go to or visit a location.
  10. (rare, transitive) To have a tendency for a certain way or direction.
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  • English: ask (dialectal ax, axe, aks)
  • Scots: ask, as, ax

Etymology 2[edit]

From asshe (from Old English æsċ, æsċas) +‎ -en.

Adjective[edit]

axen

  1. Alternative form of asshen

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

axen

  1. definite plural of ax