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

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EnglishEdit

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/axian, showing metathesis from ascian. Ax/aks was the regular literary form until about 1600.

VerbEdit

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

  1. (now dialectal or nonstandard, especially 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?
    • 1879, Barnes, William, “The Welshnut Tree”, in Complete Poems of William Barnes, volume 1, page 106:
      Ar try who'l ax em the hardest riddle, / Ar soonest vind out oone put us, true;
    • 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

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English æx, æcs, from Proto-Germanic *akwisī.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ax (plural axes)

  1. An axe (tool)
  2. An axe (weapon)
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English eax, from Proto-Germanic *ahsō.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ax (plural axes)

  1. (rare) An axle, axletree, pole
Derived termsEdit
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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