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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English sax, sex, from Old English seax (a knife, hip-knife, an instrument for cutting, a short sword, dirk, dagger), from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (stone chip, knife), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut). Cognate with North Frisian sax (knife, sword), Middle Dutch sas (knife), Middle Low German sax (knife), Middle High German sahs (a knife), Danish saks (a pair of scissors), Swedish sax (a pair of scissors), Icelandic sax (a short heavy sword), Latin secō (cut). See also Saxon, saw.

NounEdit

sax (plural saxes)

  1. A slate-cutter's hammer; slate-ax.
  2. (obsolete) A knife or sword; a dagger about 20 inches in length.
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VerbEdit

sax (third-person singular simple present saxes, present participle saxing, simple past and past participle saxed)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To cut or slash with a sharp instrument; incise; scarify.

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of saxophone. Distantly related to etymology 1 above, because the “Sax” surname is a cognate.

NounEdit

sax (plural saxes)

  1. Clipping of saxophone.

AnagramsEdit


AleutEdit

NounEdit

sax

  1. bird skin coat

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *sahsą (stone chip, knife), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut). The word also existed in the sixteenth century, but became obsolete and was borrowed again.

NounEdit

sax c (plural saxen, diminutive saxje n)

  1. sax, short sword, dagger

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English sax or less probably a native formation from saxofoon.

NounEdit

sax m (plural saxen, diminutive saxje n)

  1. (informal) sax, saxophone
    Synonym: saxofoon

KurdishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

sax (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

  1. alive
  2. healthy
  3. whole

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English seax, from Proto-Germanic *sahsą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sax (plural saxes or saxen)

  1. A knife (tool)
  2. A knife (weapon)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: sax, zax

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sahsą (dagger, knife). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut).

NounEdit

sax n (genitive sax, plural sǫx)

  1. a oneedged sword, a backsword
  2. (plural only) shears

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • saxar m pl (Saxons)

Derived termsEdit

  • saxa (to cut with a 'sax')
  • saxknífr m (dagger, dirk)
  • saxoddr m (the point of a 'sax)

DescendantsEdit

  • Icelandic: sax n
  • Faroese: saksur m
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: saks f
  • Norwegian Bokmål: saks m or f
  • Swedish: sax c
  • Danish: saks c

ReferencesEdit

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


ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sex, byform of six, from Old English siex, from Proto-Germanic *sehs, from Proto-Indo-European *swéḱs.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

cardinal number
6 Previous: five
Next: seiven

sax

  1. six

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse sǫx (plural of sax), from Proto-Germanic *sahsą, from Proto-Indo-European *sek-.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

sax c

  1. a pair of scissors; shears
  2. short of saxofon
  3. a trap for animals

DeclensionEdit

Declension of sax 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sax saxen saxar saxarna
Genitive sax saxens saxars saxarnas

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