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It has been proposed to derive from a Proto-Indo-European *h₂egʷs-ih₂-, citing cognates such as Latin ascia and a number of Germanic words, such as Old English æx (English axe). However, it could also be a Semitic borrowing; compare Akkadian 𒍏𒄩𒍣𒅔 (ḫaṣṣinnu) and Aramaic חצינא (ḥaṣīnā).
- (Classical): IPA: [akʰsínɛː]
- (Koine): IPA: [akʰsˈineː]
- (Byzantine): IPA: [aksˈini]
ἀξίνη (genitive ἀξίνης) f, first declension; (aksinē)
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