seax

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old English seax (dagger). Doublet of sax.

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  • IPA(key): /siks/ (unlike Old English, the Modern English pronunciation of seax is a homophone of ‘seeks’)

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seax (plural seaxes)

  1. A short Saxon sword

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seax

  1. Alternative form of sax

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sahsą, from Proto-Indo-European *sek-. Cognate with Old Frisian sax, Old High German sahs, Old Norse sax. Compare Old English sagu, secg.

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seax n

  1. knife, dagger

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