EAX
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
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EAX
, ex, æx, e; f. An axis, axle-tree; axis Neáh ðam norþende ðære eaxe near the north end of the axis, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 214, 20: 39, 13; Fox 232, 33: Bt. Met. Fox 28, 44; Met. 28, 22: 29, 36; Met. 29, 18. On ðære ilcan eaxe hwerfeþ eall rúma ródor all the spacious sky turns on the same axis, 28, 30; Met. 28, 15. Ymb ða eaxe about the axis, Bt. 39, 3; Fox 214, 23. On wǽnes eaxe hwearlaþ ða hweói, and sió eax stent stille the wheels turn on the waggon's axle-tree, and the axle-tree stands still, 39, 7; Fox 220, 27, 30, 31: 39, 8; Fox 224, 5. Sió nafu ferþ néhst ðære eaxe the nave goes nearest to the axle-tree, 39, 7; Fox 222, 2, 12, 20, 21, 22, 28. Twegen steorran synd gehátene axis, ðæt is ex, forðamðe se firmamentum went on ðam twám steorran, swá swá hweogel tyrnþ on eaxe, and forðí hi standaþ symle stille two stars are called axis, that is axle-tree, because the firmament turns on the two stars, as a wheel turns on an axle-tree, and because they always stand still, Bd. de nat. rerum; Wrt. popl. science 16, 12-15; Lchdm. iii. 270, 20-23. [Wyc. ax-tre, ex-tre an axle-tree: Plat, asse: Dut. as, f: Ger. achse, axe, f; M. H. Ger. ahse, f: O. H. Ger. ahsa. f; Dan. axe. m. f; Swed. axel, m; Icel. axull, öxull, m; öxul-tré, n: Lat. axis, m: Grk. ἄξων, m: Lith. aszis, f: Sansk. aksha the axle of a wheel, a wheel, car.]
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