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See also: Oxi, öxi, oxi-, and όχι




Based on the typographic similarity to the Greek όχι (óchi).


  • (Greek pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɔçi/
  • (proscribed spelling pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɒksi/



  1. (In Greek contexts) no.
    • 1961, Report of the National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings
      But the Greek archaeological committee met on the site, looked at our plans, and said, "Oxi, we will not approve anything that looks like the Roman approach to this sacred Greek temple."
    • 2008, Harry Anastasiou, The Broken Olive Branch: Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and the Quest for Peace in Cyprus. Volume Two, Nationalism Versus Europeanization, Syracuse University Press ISBN 9780815650904, page 150
      Whereas in 1945, the mainland Greeks said OXI to foreign troops entering their country, in 2004 the GCs were saying OXI to foreign troops leaving their country.
    • 2015 July 7, Matthew Weaver, “"Oxi to Osborne": UK campaigners take Greek inspiration in budget protests”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Buoyed by the no vote in the Greek referendum, anti-austerity campaigners across Britain are to stage “Oxi to Osborne” protests on Wednesday against cuts the UK chancellor is expected to announce in his budget.

Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Proto-Germanic *uhsô, from Proto-Indo-European *uksḗn (bull).


oxi m (genitive oxa, plural øxn or oxar)

  1. ox



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