Seax

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seax sē′aks a curved, one-edged sword, used by Germanic and Celtic peoples:
    • n Seax sē′aks (her.) a bearing representing a weapon like the seax.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seax.

Usage

In literature:

So I leaned my staff against a tree, and drew the sharp seax from my belt.
"A Thane of Wessex" by Charles W. Whistler
Good cloaks they had also, and short seaxes in their belts.
"A Prince of Cornwall" by Charles W. Whistler
And then I knew that my own weapons lay beside me, and I sprang up, and grasped the sword and seax in haste to buckle them on.
"A King's Comrade" by Charles Whistler
The men bore but spear and seax, as would any wayfarer for fear of robbers and the like.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
Sat the smith thereat, smoke a little seax out.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
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In news:

Part cleaver, part falcata, part Turkish Yatagan, and part seax (oh, it's seaxy all right).
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