Ox



[oks] /ɒks/

noun, plural oxen for 1, 2, oxes for 3.
1.
the adult castrated male of the genus Bos, used chiefly as a draft animal.
2.
any member of the bovine family.
3.
Informal. a clumsy, stupid fellow.
Chemistry.
1.
a combining form meaning “containing oxygen”:
oxazine.
1.
.
/ɒks/
noun (pl) oxen (ˈɒksən)
1.
an adult castrated male of any domesticated species of cattle, esp Bos taurus, used for draught work and meat
2.
any bovine mammal, esp any of the domestic cattle
n.

Old English oxa “ox” (plural oxan), from Proto-Germanic *ukhson (cf. Old Norse oxi, Old Frisian oxa, Middle Dutch osse, Old Saxon, Old High German ohso, German Ochse, Gothic auhsa), from PIE *uks-en- “male animal,” (cf. Welsh ych “ox,” Middle Irish oss “stag,” Sanskrit uksa, Avestan uxshan- “ox, bull”), said to be from root *uks- “to sprinkle,” related to *ugw- “wet, moist.” The animal word, then, is literally “besprinkler.”

ox- 1
pref.
Variant of oxo-.

ox- 2
pref.
Variant of oxy-.

Related Terms

dumb ox
language, tool
A preprocessor, written by Kurt Bischoff of Iowa State University, that extends and generalises the syntax and semantics of Yacc, Lex, and C. Ox’s support of LALR1 grammars generalises yacc in the way that attribute grammars generalise context-free grammars. It augments Yacc and Lex specifications with definitions of synthesised and inherited attributes written in C syntax. Ox checks these specifications for consistency and completeness, and generates a program that builds and decorates attributed parse trees. Ox accepts a most general class of attribute grammars. The user may specify postdecoration traversals for easy ordering of side effects such as code generation.
Latest version: G1.01, as of 1993-11-14.
(ftp://ftp.cs.iastate.edu/pub/ox/).
Info: .
[“User Manual for Ox: An Attribute-Grammar Compiling System based on Yacc, Lex and C”, K.M. Bischoff, TR92-30, Iowa State U, Dec 1992].
(2000-04-03)
Oxford

Heb. bakar, “cattle;” “neat cattle”, (Gen. 12:16; 34:28; Job 1:3, 14; 42:12, etc.); not to be muzzled when treading the corn (Deut. 25:4). Referred to by our Lord in his reproof to the Pharisees (Luke 13:15; 14:5).

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