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sax

See also: SAX

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sax, sex, from Old English seax (a knife, hip-knife, an instrument for cutting, a short sword, dirk, dagger), from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (rock, knife), from Proto-Indo-European *sÁk-, *sek-, *sēyk- (to cut). Cognate with North Frisian sax (knife, sword), Middle Dutch sas (knife), Middle Low German sax (knife), Middle High German sahs (a knife), Danish saks (a pair of scissors), Swedish sax (a pair of scissors) , Icelandic sax (a short heavy sword), Latin secō (cut). See also Saxon, saw.

NounEdit

sax (plural saxes)

  1. (rare or obsolete) A knife; a sword; a dagger about 20 inches in length.
  2. A slate-cutter's hammer; slate-ax.
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VerbEdit

sax (third-person singular simple present saxes, present participle saxing, simple past and past participle saxed)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To cut or slash with a sharp instrument; incise; scarify.

Etymology 2Edit

From saxophone.

NounEdit

sax (plural saxes)

  1. Short form of saxophone.

AnagramsEdit


AleutEdit

NounEdit

sax

  1. bird skin coat

KurdishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sax (comparative [[{{{1}}}#Kurdish|{{{1}}}]], superlative [[{{{2}}}#Kurdish|{{{2}}}]])

  1. alive
  2. healthy
  3. whole

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

sax

  1. rafsi of sarxe.

ScotsEdit

NumeralEdit

sax

  1. (cardinal) six

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sax c

  1. a pair of scissors; shears
  2. short of saxofon
  3. a trap for animals

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