See also: Seax

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Learned borrowing from Old English seax (dagger). Doublet of sax.

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seax (plural seaxes)

  1. (historical) A short Saxon sword.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 34
      The Pugio or Dagger was used by the Romans, a species of that weapon called the Hand Seax was worn by the Saxons, with which they massacred the English on Salisbury Plain in 476.

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seax

  1. Alternative form of sax

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From Proto-Germanic *sahsą, from Proto-Indo-European *sek-. Cognate with Old Frisian sax, Old High German sahs, Old Norse sax. Compare Old English sagu, seċġ.

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seax n

  1. knife, dagger

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  • Middle English: sax, sex
    • English: sax, zax
    • Scots: saks, sax (verb) (through confluence with Norse form)
  • English: seax (direct borrowing from Old English)