See also: Ax, AX, -ax, .ax, ax̱, a꞉x, ˀa·x, and ах

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ăks, IPA(key): /æks/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æks

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

ax (plural axes)

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of axe

VerbEdit

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

  1. (American spelling) Alternative form of axe

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English acsian and axian, showing metathesis from ascian. Ax/aks was common in literary works until about 1600.

VerbEdit

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

  1. (now nonstandard or dialectical, especially African-American Vernacular and Bermuda) Alternative form of ask
Usage notesEdit

This and related forms of ask have been used since Old English and were long employed in literature and prestige dialects. Chaucer used ask, ax, and axe interchangeably. They remain in use in some rural areas of Britain and Appalachia but are now regarded as nonstandard and primarily associated with AAVE dialects in the US and MLE dialects in the UK.

ReferencesEdit


Eastern Huasteca NahuatlEdit

AdverbEdit

ax

  1. not

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ax

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ax n (genitive singular ax, nominative plural öx)

  1. ear (of corn)

DeclensionEdit


Jamaican CreoleEdit

VerbEdit

ax

  1. Alternative spelling of aks.
    • 2006, Amina Blackwood-Meeks, “Aiming at your dreams”, in The Jamaica Gleaner[1]:
      “Well she sey one a de man dem come right up to har car window an show har fe him sign wid him finga, order har outa de plaza like sey it was him personal yaad an ax har if she tink sey chu hooman a go tun Prime Minista she can jus come park which part she have a mind. []
      So she said one of the men walked right up to her car window and pointed at his sign with his finger and ordered her to leave the plaza as if it were his own home. He asked her if she thought that the fact that a woman was going to become Prime Minister that she could just park anywhere she wanted to. []

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ax (plural axes)

  1. An axe (tool)
  2. An axe (weapon)
DescendantsEdit
  • English: axe, ax
  • Scots: aix
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ax (plural axes)

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

Northern KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Persian خاک(xâk, earth, soil, dust). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eHs- (to be dry).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ax f (Arabic spelling ئاخ‎)

  1. dirt, ground, soil, earth
    Synonyms: erd, xwelî
  2. dust
    Synonym: xubar
  3. matter

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Chyet, Michael L. (2003), “ax”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary, with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press

Old FrenchEdit

ContractionEdit

ax

  1. Contraction of a + les (to the)

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ahsą, from *ahaz (ear (of grain)).

NounEdit

ax n (genitive ax, plural ǫx)

  1. ear (of corn)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: ax
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: aks
  • Norwegian Bokmål: aks
  • Westrobothnian: aks
  • Old Swedish: ax
    • Swedish: ax
  • Danish: aks

ReferencesEdit

ax”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French axe, from Latin axis.

NounEdit

ax n (plural axe)

  1. axle
  2. axis

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ax

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