See also: AJAX, Ájax, and ajax


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  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.dʒæks/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin Aiāx, from Ancient Greek Αἴας (Aías).

Proper nounEdit

Ajax (plural Ajaxes)

  1. (Greek mythology) Either of two heroes of the Trojan War.
    • 1995, David Sacks, Oswyn Murray, A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World, Oxford University Press, USA →ISBN, page 11
      In the legend of the Trojan War, Ajax was king of Salamis and son of Telamon. After Achilles, he was the bravest Greek warrior at Troy. In Homer's epic poem the Iliad, Ajax engages in many combats for...

Etymology 2Edit

Short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML.

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ajax (plural not attested)

  1. (computing) A group of techniques for creating interactive Web applications, in which applications can retrieve data from the server asynchronously in the background without interfering with the display and behavior of the existing page.
    • 2005, Jesse James Garrett, Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications:
      An Ajax application eliminates the start-stop-start-stop nature of interaction on the Web by…

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Etymology 3Edit

Proper nounEdit

English Wikipedia has an article on:


  1. A town in Ontario, Canada
    • 1994, Mike Filey, Toronto Sketches 3: The Way We Were, Dundurn →ISBN, page 135
      In relative terms, the history of Ajax, Ontario, a town twenty-three miles east of Toronto, is short, spanning a little more than half a century. (Interestingly, to me at least, is the fact that the town is the same age as I am.).
  2. A ghost town in Utah
    • 1910, Forth, p. 829
      Seldom was the missionary more agreeably surprised than when the mail stage which had picked him up from the train at Ajax, Utah, drew up at an old ranch.
  3. An unincorporated community in South Dakota
    • 2000, Construction Into the Powder River Basin, Powder River Basin Expansion Project: Environmental Impact Statement, page 20
      Once across Spring Creek the branch line turns southeast and then southwest and proceeds toward Ajax, South Dakota.
  4. An unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
    • 2016, Suzi Parron, Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Ohio University Press →ISBN
      THE road north took us to Ajax, Louisiana, more of a crossroads than an actual town. The RV park sat just a minute or so from the interstate and miles from much else; a saw mill near the highway and a diner across the road were the only...
  5. An unincorporated community in West Virginia
  6. The Amsterdam football club AFC Ajax





From Ancient Greek Αἴας (Aías).


(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈai̯.i̯aːks/, [ˈäi̯ːäːks̠]

Proper nounEdit

Ajāx m sg (genitive Ajācis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of Aiāx


Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ajāx
Genitive Ajācis
Dative Ajācī
Accusative Ajācem
Ablative Ajāce
Vocative Ajāx


  • Ajax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Ajax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette


Proper nounEdit

Ajax m

  1. Alternative form of Ájax