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From Germanic *akusi, from an earlier *akwusi-, possibly from Indo-European *ak-, *ok- ‘sharp, pointed’. Cognate with Old Frisian axa, Old Saxon akus (Dutch aaks), Old High German ackus (German Axt), Old Norse øx, ax, Gothic 𐌰𐌵𐌹𐌶𐌹.
- IPA: /æks/
- an axe, used as a weapon or cutting-tool
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