From Proto-Germanic *fahsą (“hair, mane”), from Proto-Indo-European *poḱs- (“hair”). Cognate with Old Frisian fax (“hair”), Old Saxon fahs (“hair”), Old High German fahs (“headhair”), Old Norse fax (“mane”).
- hair on the head
- Ðæt feax ðonne on hiera heafde getacnað þa uterran geðohtas — The hair on their head signifies outer thoughts. (Gregory's Pastoral Care)
Declension of feax (strong a-stem)