axe etymology

English word axe comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ḱ-, Proto-Germanic *agʷésih₂, and later Proto-Germanic *akwisī (Axe.)

Detailed word origin of axe

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂ḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*agʷésih₂ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂egʷs-ih₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) axe
*akwisī Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Axe.
æx Old English (ang) An axe, used as a weapon or cutting-tool.
axe English (eng) (finance) A position, interest, or reason in buying and selling stock, often with ulterior motives.. (informal) A dismissal or rejection.. (slang, music) A gigging musician's particular instrument, especially a guitar in rock music or a saxophone in jazz.. A tool for felling trees or chopping wood etc. consisting of a heavy head flattened to a blade on one side, and a handle attached to it.. [...]

Words with the same origin as axe

Descendants of *h₂ḱ-
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