Pax



[paks, pahks] /pæks, pɑks/

noun
1.
Ecclesiastical. .
2.
(initial capital letter) a period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a predominant nation.
[paks, pahks] /pæks, pɑks/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of peace.
1.
private automatic exchange.
[pahks woh-bis-koo m; English paks voh-bis-kuh m, pahks] /ˈpɑks woʊˈbɪs kʊm; English ˈpæks voʊˈbɪs kəm, ˈpɑks/
Latin.
1.
peace be with you.
/pæks/
noun
1.
(mainly RC Church)

interjection
2.
(Brit, school slang) a call signalling an end to hostilities or claiming immunity from the rules of a game: usually accompanied by a crossing of the fingers
/pæks/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of peace Greek counterpart Irene
2.
a period of general peace, esp one in which there is one dominant nation
abbreviation
1.
private automatic exchange
/pæks vəʊˈbɪskʊm/
uknown
1.
peace be with you
n.

mid-15c., “kiss of peace,” from Latin pax (genitive pacis) “peace,” in Ecclesiastical Latin, “kiss of peace” (see peace). Capitalized, Pax was the name of the Roman goddess of peace. Used by 1933 with adjectives from national names, on model of Pax Romana (e.g. Pax Britannica, 1872; Pax Americana, 1886, with reference to Latin America).

noun

A passenger: There were twenty pax listed for the trip

[1970s+; apparently derived fr passenger as prexy is fr president]

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