See also: SAX and Sax.

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

From saxophone. Distantly related to etymology one, as Adolphe Sax's surname is cognate to etymology one.

NounEdit

sax ‎(plural saxes)

  1. Short form of saxophone.

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AleutEdit

NounEdit

sax

  1. bird skin coat

KurdishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. alive
  2. healthy
  3. whole

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

sax

  1. rafsi of sarxe.

ScotsEdit

NumeralEdit

sax

  1. (cardinal) six

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

sax c

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

DeclensionEdit

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

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