kex

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kex. Origin unknown; but compare Welsh cecys ‎(hollow stalks) and Welsh cegid ‎(hemlock), apparently from the same root as Latin cicūta ‎(hemlock).

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Noun[edit]

kex ‎(plural kexes)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) The dried stem of certain large herbaceous plants.
  2. (obsolete, botany) A plant having such a stem; a weed, a kecksy.
  3. (rare) A dry husk or covering.
    • 1972, Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things, McGraw-Hill 1972, pp. 100-101:
      On the bedside table a new package of cigarettes and a traveling clock had for neighbor a nicely wrapped box containing the green figurine of a girl skier which shone through the double kix.

Icelandic[edit]

Peanut butter cookies.

Noun[edit]

kex n ‎(genitive singular kex, nominative plural kex)

  1. a cookie, a cracker, (UK) a biscuit

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English cakes, from Middle English cake, from Old Norse kaka, from Proto-Germanic *kakǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gog

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kex n

  1. biscuit, cracker

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kex 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kex kexet kex kexen
Genitive kex kexets kex kexens