fax

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: făks, IPA(key): /fæks/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: facts (informal US and Canada pronunciation)
  • Rhymes: -æks

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fax, from Old English feax ‎(hair, head of hair), from Proto-Germanic *fahsą ‎(hair, mane), from Proto-Indo-European *poḱs- ‎(hair, literally that which is combed, shorn, or plucked), from Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- ‎(to comb, shear, pluck). Cognate with Dutch vas ‎(headhair), German Fachs ‎(head-hair), Norwegian faks ‎(mane), Icelandic fax ‎(mane), Sanskrit पक्ष्मन् ‎(pakṣman, eyelash, hair, filament).

Noun[edit]

fax ‎(usually uncountable, plural faxes)

  1. (obsolete or Britain dialectal) The hair of the head.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of facsimile, first attested 1979.

Noun[edit]

fax ‎(plural faxes)

  1. A fax machine or a document received and printed by one.
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Verb[edit]

fax ‎(third-person singular simple present faxes, present participle faxing, simple past and past participle faxed)

  1. To send a document via a fax machine.
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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax m

  1. fax (document)
  2. fax, fax machine

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English fax ‎(a fax machine; to fax).

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Noun[edit]

fax m ‎(plural faxen, diminutive faxje n)

  1. fax

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Verb[edit]

fax

  1. first-person singular present indicative of faxen
  2. imperative of faxen

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English (tele)fax, from facsimile. [1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax ‎(plural faxok)

  1. fax

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi István, Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára. Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2005, ISBN 963 7094 20 2

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse fax ‎(mane) from Proto-Indo-European *poḱ-s-, from *peḱ- ‎(to pluck).

Noun[edit]

fax n ‎(genitive singular fax, nominative plural föx)

  1. mane (of a horse)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English fax, from facsimile, from Latin.

Noun[edit]

fax n ‎(genitive singular fax, nominative plural föx)

  1. fax, telefax (document sent electronically and printed with a fax machine)
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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Some connect this along with faciēs, facētus, focus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂- ‎(to shine), whence Ancient Greek φαίνω ‎(phaínō, to shine). Weiss instead posits Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰwak-, giving also Lithuanian žvakė ‎(candle).

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Noun[edit]

fax f ‎(genitive facis); third declension

  1. torch, firebrand
  2. fireball, comet
  3. cause of ruin, incitement

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fax facēs
genitive facis facum
dative facī facibus
accusative facem facēs
ablative face facibus
vocative fax facēs

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • fax” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fax

  1. rafsi of fraxu.

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English fax.

Noun[edit]

fax m ‎(plural fax)

  1. (Jersey) fax

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *poḱs-, from *peḱ- ‎(to pluck).

Noun[edit]

fax n

  1. a mane

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English.

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Noun[edit]

fax m inan

  1. fax

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax m (plural faxes or fax)

  1. fax (document transmitted by telephone)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English fax.

Noun[edit]

fax m ‎(plural fax)

  1. fax

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax c, n

  1. a fax (machine) c
  2. a fax (document) n

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fax
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fax faxen faxar faxarna
Genitive fax faxens faxars faxarnas
Inflection of fax
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fax faxet fax faxen
Genitive fax faxets fax faxens

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