fax

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

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-West Germanic *fahs, from Proto-Germanic *fahsą (hair, mane), from Proto-Indo-European *poḱsom (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 (pákṣman, eyelash, hair, filament).

Noun[edit]

fax (usually uncountable, plural faxes)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of facsimile, first attested 1979.

Noun[edit]

fax (plural faxes or faxxes)

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To send a document via a fax machine.
    • 1990, Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, volume 14, page 82:
      Hands trembling with excitement and impatience, I faxxed my credit history to Jerry Raskin, the real estate agent listed, and received an appointment to view the place.
    • 1991, Jury Verdicts Weekly, volume 35, page 10:
      Plaintiff contented that in a game show in London, England, in January of 1988, Mr. Steinberg entered into an oral agreement with Atari representatives to become the exclusive distributor of Atari Games’ products; that the proposed agreement was dictated at this meeting; and that within two days Mr. Steinberg sent defendant a faxxed confirmation of this oral arrangement reached at the London trade show.
    • 1992, Montana National Forest Management Act of 1991: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Public Lands, National Parks and Forests of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session on S. 1696; October 22, 1991, Washington: United States Government Publishing Office, →ISBN, pages 140–141:
      SENATOR BAUCUS, IT IS THE THIRD STATEMENT, YOUR CHALLENGE, THAT HAS LED TO THE MOST FRUSTRATION FOR THE PEOPLE I AM REPRESENTING TODAY. WE TOOK YOU AT YOUR WORD AND HAVE RALLIED AND CONVOYED TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF US, TELEPHONED, WRITTEN LETTERS, FAXXED YOU, AND SPOKE WITH YOU PERSONALLY TO LET YOU KNOW HOW WE FEEL.
    • 1993, H. Bruce Franklin, M.I.A., or, Mythmaking in America, revised and expanded paperback edition, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, →ISBN, page 194:
      A few of the corporations involved have frankly acknowledged the roadblock: their own fear of the POW/MIA movement. Some companies scheduled for a trade mission to Vietnam dropped out after receiving a faxxed message from the National P.O.W. Strike Force summed up by its leader: “We will go out of our way to destroy your company because you want to do business with filthy Communists who are holding American prisoners.”
    • 1993, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, →ISBN, page 737, column 1:
      Thanks to Franz Amador and Tony Barrett for helpful discussions. We gratefully acknowledge Oren Etzioni’s emergency faxxing service. This research was funded in part by National Science Foundation Grant IRI-8957302, Office of Naval Research Grant 90-J-1904, and a grant from the Xerox corporation.
    • 1994, Olga Elena Mattei, “Part One: Poetry [§] The Angel of the Millennium (Accident at the Nuclear Plant)”, in Roberta Fernández, editor, In Other Words: Literature by Latinas of the United States, Houston, Texas: Arte Público Press, →ISBN, page 139:
      His logistic: to dress in the skin of the worker, / the technician, the programmer, / infiltrating himself in their milieu, / their offices, their plants, & their boards, / a bug in their systems, / crossing up the controls and the panels, / the wiring, the wave lengths, / the faxxing of messages, the spy-satellites / & their receptors, / changing their conceptions, their charts.
    • 1995, Lucha Corpi, Cactus Blood: A Mystery Novel, Houston, Texas: Arte Público Press, →ISBN, page 151:
      He already has the copy of the other fingerprints that Leo faxxed to him for comparison.
    • 1995 May 17, Ken Luongo, “Comments on GAO Report on CTR Program Concerning MPCA (note to Ken Sanders)”, in Weapons of Mass Destruction: Reducing the Threat From the Former Soviet Union: An Update (United States General Accounting Office, Report to Congressional Requesters), published June 1995, “Background”, page 76:
      On May 12, 1995, Julie Hirshen (GAO) faxxed a draft portion of the GAO Cooperative Threat Reduction report dealing with MPCA.
    • 1996, Middle East Peace Process: Hearing Before the Committee on International Relations House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session; September 20, 1995, Washington: United States Government Publishing Office, →ISBN, page 25:
      [162] / Faxxing from Israel / 03-695-0132 / [163] / Calling from abroad / 972-3-695-6868 / Faxxing from abroad / 972-3-695-0132
    • 1997 May 18, Mike Story, “Confirmed....Pilot Modem Has FAX capability!!”, in alt.comp.sys.palmtops.pilot, Usenet:
      Please advise how one faxxes from the Pilot Pro. Faxxing would greatly enhance my use of the Pilot. / Thanks!
    • 1999, Appendix E: Response to Public Comments: Final Environmental Impact Statement For Open Road and Open Motorized Trail Analysis (Motorized Road and Trail Travel Plan):
      Please have Georgia Dixon of Sen Craig’s office have a current copy of the Canadian Endangered Species list faxxed to her from Ottawa, Canada.
Translations[edit]

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax m

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

Declension[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English fax (a fax machine; to fax).

Noun[edit]

fax m (plural faxen, diminutive faxje n)

  1. fax
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative fax faxok
accusative faxot faxokat
dative faxnak faxoknak
instrumental faxszal faxokkal
causal-final faxért faxokért
translative faxszá faxokká
terminative faxig faxokig
essive-formal faxként faxokként
essive-modal
inessive faxban faxokban
superessive faxon faxokon
adessive faxnál faxoknál
illative faxba faxokba
sublative faxra faxokra
allative faxhoz faxokhoz
elative faxból faxokból
delative faxról faxokról
ablative faxtól faxoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
faxé faxoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
faxéi faxokéi
Possessive forms of fax
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. faxom faxaim
2nd person sing. faxod faxaid
3rd person sing. faxa faxai
1st person plural faxunk faxaink
2nd person plural faxotok faxaitok
3rd person plural faxuk faxaik

Derived terms[edit]

(Compound words):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

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)
Declension[edit]
See also[edit]

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)
Declension[edit]

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰweh₂k- (to shine). Cognate with facētus, Lithuanian žvakė (candle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax f (genitive facis); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

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 and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • fax in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • fax in Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910
  • fax in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fax in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • fax in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
  • fax in William Smith et al., editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin, 1890
  • Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume II, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, 1959, page 495

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English feax, from Proto-West Germanic *fahs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax (plural faxes)

  1. The hair of the head.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fax (obsolete)
  • Scots: fax

References[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English fax.

Noun[edit]

fax m (plural fax)

  1. (Jersey) fax

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *fahsą, from *peḱ- (to pluck).

Noun[edit]

fax n

  1. a mane

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • fax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • fax in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • fax in Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910
  • fax in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • fax in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
  • fax in William Smith et al., editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin, 1890

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English fax.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax m inan

  1. fax

Declension[edit]

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax m (plural faxes or fax)

  1. fax (document transmitted by telephone)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English fax.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɡs/, [ˈfaɣ̞s]

Noun[edit]

fax m (plural fax)

  1. fax

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax c or n

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

Declension[edit]

Declension of fax 1
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fax faxen faxar faxarna
Genitive fax faxens faxars faxarnas
Declension of fax 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fax faxet fax faxen
Genitive fax faxets fax faxens

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Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *vaːᶜ (sky; weather). Cognate with Thai ฟ้า (fáa), Northern Thai ᨼ᩶ᩣ, Lao ຟ້າ (), ᦝᦱᧉ (faa2), Shan ၽႃႉ (phâ̰a) or ၾႃႉ (fâ̰a), Ahom 𑜇𑜠 (pha), 𑜇𑜡 (phaa), 𑜇𑜨𑜠 (phoa), 𑜇𑜨𑜡 (phoaa) or 𑜇𑜞𑜠 (phra).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fax (Sawndip forms 𭱇 or 𫯨 or 𪥉, old orthography faч)

  1. (dialectal, including Longzhou) sky
    Synonym: mbwn