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EtymologyEdit

Apparently independently invented by several people, including Don Rickter (the pronoun appeared in the Unitarian Universalist publication UU World on 1 May 1973 and Mario Pei gave Rickter credit on page 145 of his 1978 book Weasel Words).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

xe

  1. (nonstandard) they (singular). Gender-neutral third-person singular subject pronoun, coordinate with gendered pronouns he and she.
    • 1992, Sinclair, Jim, “If you could choose...”, in Jim Sinclair's Web Site[1], archived from the original on 2003-11-03:
      Anyone I would be interested in would have to be a pretty special person. I wouldn't want to miss out on knowing such a person just because xe happened to be the "wrong" sex.
    • 1993 September 14, Sinclair, Jim, “Re: Jim and Steve's snoring discussion”, in bit.listserv.autism, Usenet[2], message-ID <AUTISM%93091417074261@SJUVM.STJOHNS.EDU>:
      Telepathy would require that you share the other person's knowledge of xyr own mind, which in turn requires recognizing that xe is actually aware of what xe's thinking, which is incompatible with psychiatry.
    • 1999 April 28, Alpen, Dagmar, “Re: Think of a small tribe of people...”, in talk.politics.libertarian, Usenet[3], message-ID <7g74qb$8sq$1@rzsun02.rrz.uni-hamburg.de>:
      Now full ownership in the modern sense... implies four rights of the owner: 1. The right to decide what xe does with xyr property; 2. the right to decide what others do with xyr property; []
    • 2000 December 11, Curtin, Mary Ellen, “Silencing and ad hominem attacks”, in alt.startrek.creative.erotica.moderated, Usenet[4], message-ID <074d01c06393$c1a2fb00$5be9cfcf@default>:
      Since xe went to the trouble of re-posting, I figured it was about something of more than usual importance to hir... I wrote to EmGee privately and xe said yes, that was one of the things xe was talking about.
    • 2002 March 3, von Mattell, Ken, “Re: Newbie...not quite sure yet...”, in alt.suicide.holiday, Usenet[5], message-ID <rif48uc0ja9q3km9o2jf167d4u4o3qpk1k@4ax.com>:
      I mean, suppose there's someone who can't leave the house because xe's all tied up with counting tiles in the bathroom all day, and if xe manages to get done with that, there's the stove to check again and again ... you get the idea.

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DrehuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Xaragure sa (hit).

VerbEdit

xe

  1. smack

ReferencesEdit

  • Claire Moyse-Faurie, Constructions expressing middle, reflexive and reciprocal situations in some Oceanic languages, in Reciprocals and Reflexives: Theoretical and Typological Explorations

EweEdit

AdjectiveEdit

xe

  1. hoarse

NounEdit

xe

  1. bird

VerbEdit

xe

  1. to block so that it is not possible to pass / to prevent (something or someone) from passing
  2. to catch (a ball)
  3. to fill, to make full
  4. to seal, to prevent people or vehicles from crossing (something) or to close (it) securely to prevent leakage

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NounEdit

xe (plural xe-i)

  1. The name of the Latin script letter X/x.

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Middle EnglishEdit

PronounEdit

xe

  1. (chiefly southern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of sche

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VenetianEdit

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“vehicle”; SV: xa). Compare and hạ, chè and trà.

NounEdit

(classifier chiếc; con) xe ()

  1. wheeled vehicle (except for airplanes and trains)
    Synonym: xế
    đậu xeto park
    lái xeto pilot a wheeled vehicle other than planes or trains; to drive, to ride, etc.
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NounEdit

xe ()

  1. (xiangqi) chariot, a piece labeled with the characters (xa, black) and (red)
  2. (by extension, chess) rook
See alsoEdit
Chess pieces in Vietnamese · quân cờ vua (layout · text)
           
vua hậu xe, xa tượng tốt, chốt

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

xe

  1. (obsolete) many