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See also: AX, Ax, ax̱, .ax, -ax, and ах

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

ax (plural axes)

  1. (US) Alternative spelling of axe

VerbEdit

ax (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. Alternative spelling of axe

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English acsian, showing metathesis from ascian. The regular literary form until circa 1600.

VerbEdit

ax (third-person singular simple present axes, present participle axing, simple past and past participle axed)

  1. (now dialectal or nonstandard, African American Vernacular) Alternative form of ask
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts I:
      When they were come togedder, they axed off hym, sayinge: Master wilt thou at this tyme restore agayne the kyngdom of israhel?
    • 1979, Verna Mae Slone, What My Heart Wants to Tell, Kentucky 1988, p. 18:
      ‘I axed him if he knowed the way and he said he had not fergitten the lay of the land.’

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ax, from Proto-Germanic *ahsą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ax n (genitive singular ax, nominative plural öx)

  1. ear (of corn)

DeclensionEdit


Jamaican CreoleEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

ax

  1. ask

Old FrenchEdit

ContractionEdit

ax

  1. Contraction of a + les (to the)

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

ax n

  1. an ear (fruiting body of a grain plant)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of ax 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ax axet ax axen
Genitive ax axets ax axens