saxo

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See also: Saxo and saxó

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From saxophone, a combination of the surname of its inventor Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) + -o- + -phone (phone), from Ancient Greek φωνή (phōnḗ, voice). The first element surname is a variant of the German Sachs (Saxon).

Noun[edit]

saxo m (plural saxos)

  1. saxophone

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

saxō

  1. dative/ablative singular of saxum

Noun[edit]

saxō m (genitive saxōnis); third declension

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Saxō (Saxon)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

saxo m (plural saxos)

  1. Clipping of saxofone. Sax

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin saxum, from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (cut). Compare Portuguese seixo (pebble) and Italian sasso (stone) (which were, unlike the Spanish word, inherited).

Noun[edit]

saxo m (plural saxos)

  1. stone

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