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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

First attested 1932, abbreviation of pictures, first used in Variety magazine, along with other similar words that the magazine calls slanguage [1].

NounEdit

pix pl (plural only)

  1. (informal) Plural form of pic in the sense of "picture".
    • 1946, “Palisades Notes”, in The Billboard, Nielsen Business Media, Inc., ISSN 0006-2510, Volume 58, Number 37 (1946 September 14), page 82:
      Annual photo contest has brought in some pix by amateurs which are definitely in the professional category.
    • 1978, response to a letter to the editor, in American Motorcyclist, American Motorcyclist Association, ISSN 0277-9358, Volume 32, Number 2 (1978 February), page 4:
      Photo selection can be tricky with space limitations, Arthur, and we blew that one. Hope the Scott pix in our January issue made you feel better about this.
    • 1980, Iris Murdoch, Nuns And Soldiers
      "But it's not much good piling up the pix if I can't sell them."
    • 2010, Lynn Powell, Framing Innocence: A Mother’s Photographs, a Prosecutor’s Zeal, and a Small Town’s Response, The New Press, →ISBN, pages 15–16:
      He nervously wrote down Amy’s instructions for what to say and how to behave if the police came back with a search warrant:
      • []
      • take pix of damage afterward
  2. Specifically, motion pictures; movies.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

pix (plural pixes)

  1. Alternative form of pyx

IxilEdit

VerbEdit

pix

  1. to tie

ReferencesEdit

  • Dwight David Jewett and Marcos Willis, A' u u' uva'a uva' molel ca ink'a kuyolb'al atz tuch' yolb'al castiiya (Diccionario Ixil de Chajul - Español, Español - Ixil de Chajul) (1996)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *pik- (resin), from Proto-Indo-European *peyH- (fat). Cognate with Ancient Greek πίσσα (píssa, pitch, tar), Lithuanian pikis (pitch), Latin pīnus (pine), fat. More at pine.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pix f (genitive picis); third declension

  1. pitch, tar

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pix picēs
Genitive picis picum
Dative picī picibus
Accusative picem picēs
Ablative pice picibus
Vocative pix picēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • Albanian: pisë, peshgve
  • Dalmatian: pecla
  • Dutch: pek
  • English: picoline, pitch
  • French: poix
  • German: Pech

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English pick or Bic (a brand of ballpoint pen).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pix n (plural pixuri)

  1. ballpoint pen

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