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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /cʰɛks/, /cʰɛxs/

Noun[edit]

kex n (genitive singular kex, nominative plural kex)

  1. cookie, cracker, (UK) biscuit

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kex (plural kexis)

  1. Any dried stem of a plant with a hollow interior.
  2. (rare) A plant having a hollow stem; a member of the family Umbelliferae.

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English cakes, plural of cake, from Middle English cake, from Old Norse kaka, from Proto-Germanic *kakǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gog. The reason why the word is lent in the plural is because it is easier to apply the Swedish declination patterns with cakes than with cake. Compare the similar lones räls and muffins.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Svealand, Norrland) /kɛks/, (Götaland) /ɕɛks/

Noun[edit]

kex n

  1. cookie, cracker, (UK) biscuit

Declension[edit]

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