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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin pax (peace). See peace. As school slang, used at Winchester College, Hampshire in the United Kingdom.

NounEdit

pax

  1. (Christianity) A painted, stamped or carved tablet with a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which was kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace") and then passed to other officiating clergy and the congregation to be kissed. See also osculatory.
  2. (Britain, dated, school slang) friendship; truce
    to make pax with someone
    to be good pax (i.e. good friends)
  3. (Christianity) The kiss of peace.
  4. (Christianity) A crucifix, a tablet with the image of Christ on the cross upon it, or a reliquary.

InterjectionEdit

pax

  1. (Britain, dated, school slang) A cry for peace or truce in children's games.
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Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation of passenger. X is an abbreviation marker as in DX, TX and canx.

NounEdit

pax (plural pax)

  1. (informal, usually in the plural) passenger; passengers
  2. (informal, usually in the plural, by extension, hospitality industry) guest (at an event or function)
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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *pāks, Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ḱ-s (peace), from the root *peh₂ḱ- (to join, to attach).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pāx f (genitive pācis); third declension

  1. peace
    Sperō ut pācem habeant semper.
    I hope that they may always have peace.
    Donec, infecta pāce, ad arma desilirent.
    While at length the peace being broken off, they came to strive and fight with arms.
  2. harmony

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pāx pācēs
Genitive pācis pācum
Dative pācī pācibus
Accusative pācem pācēs
Ablative pāce pācibus
Vocative pāx pācēs

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InterjectionEdit

pāx

  1. silence! be silent! hush!

ReferencesEdit

  • pax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pax in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pax in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • pax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to treat with some one about peace: agere cum aliquo de pace
    • to propose terms of peace: pacis condiciones ferre (not proponere)
    • to dictate the terms of peace to some one: pacis condiciones dare, dicere alicui (Liv. 29. 12)
    • to accept the terms of the peace: pacis condiciones accipere, subire (opp. repudiare, respuere)
    • peace is concluded on condition that..: pax convenit in eam condicionem, ut...
    • deep peace: summa pax
    • allow me to say: pace tua dixerim or dicere liceat
    • (ambiguous) to bring about a peace: pacem conciliare (Fam. 10. 27)
    • (ambiguous) to make peace with some one: pacem facere cum aliquo
    • (ambiguous) to break the peace: pacem dirimere, frangere
  • pax in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pax in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Since 1880 from Latin pāx (peace).

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InterjectionEdit

pax

  1. (children’s language) dibs (to claim a stake to something); used as a noun with the verbs “get, receive” and ha “have”, or as a verb; att paxa.
    Pax för soffan! - “I have (first) dibs on the sofa!”
    Jag fick pax på framsätet! - “I got dibs on shotgun!”
    Jag har paxat fåtöljen - I "have dibbed" the armchair

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