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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English yexen, yixen, yesken, from Old English ġeocsian, ġiscian (to hiccup), from Proto-Germanic *giskōn (to yawn), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵeys- (gaping, cracked). Cognate with Middle Low German gischen (to sob, sigh), Middle High German geschen, gischen (to yawn, gape).

VerbEdit

yex (third-person singular simple present yexes, present participle yexing, simple past and past participle yexed)

  1. (archaic) to hiccup
  2. (archaic) to belch or burp
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ȝeoxe, ȝoxe, from Old English ġeoxa, ġeocsa, ġicsa (hiccough; sobbing).

NounEdit

yex (plural yexes)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) a hiccup

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