yex

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English yexen, yixen, yesken, from Old English ġeocsian, ġiscian (to hiccup), from Proto-Germanic *giskōną (to yawn), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵeys- (gaping, cracked). Cognate with Middle Low German gischen (to sob, sigh), Middle High German geschen, gischen (to yawn, gape).

Verb[edit]

yex (third-person singular simple present yexes, present participle yexing, simple past and past participle yexed)

  1. (archaic) to hiccup
  2. (archaic) to belch or burp
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ȝeoxe, ȝoxe, from Old English ġeoxa, ġeocsa, ġicsa (hiccough; sobbing).

Noun[edit]

yex (plural yexes)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) a hiccup

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