See also: ox and -öx

Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *akwisī, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷs-ih₂- (axe), from *h₂eḱ- (sharp, pointed). Compare Old English æx (English axe), Old Frisian axa, Old Saxon akus (Low German Ax), Dutch aaks, Old High German ackus (German Axt), Gothic 𐌰𐌵𐌹𐌶𐌹 (aqizi).

NounEdit

øx f (genitive øxar or axar, dative øxi, plural øxar)

  1. axe

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: öxi, exi, öx
  • Faroese: øks
  • Norwegian: øks (Bokmål), øks (Nynorsk)
  • Old Swedish: øx, øxa
  • Old Danish: øx, øxæ
  • Westrobothnian: öks, yks, iks
  • Elfdalian: öks
  • Old Gutnish: yxi
    • Gutnish: yx
  • Scanian: yğsa