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3 letters words from 'pax'

PAX 12 

2 letters words from 'pax'

AX 9PA 4

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pax apx pxa xpa axp xap

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Definitions and meaning of pax



  • enPR: păks, IPA(key): /pæks/
  • Homophone: packs

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin pax (peace). See peace. As school slang, originally used at Winchester College, Hampshire in the United Kingdom.



  1. (Christianity) A painted, stamped or carved tablet with a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which was kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace") and then passed to other officiating clergy and the congregation to be kissed. See also osculatory.
  2. (Britain, dated, school slang) Friendship; truce.
  3. (Christianity) The kiss of peace.
  4. (Christianity) A crucifix, a tablet with the image of Christ on the cross upon it, or a reliquary.



  1. (Britain, dated, school slang) A cry for peace or truce in children's games.

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of passenger. X is an abbreviation marker as in DX, TX and canx.


pax (plural pax)

  1. (informal, usually in the plural) A passenger; passengers.
  2. (informal, usually in the plural, by extension, hospitality industry) A guest (at an event or function).


  • AXP, XAP



From Proto-Italic *pāks, Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ḱ-s (peace), from the root *peh₂ḱ- (to join, to attach).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /paːks/, [päːks̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /paks/, [pɑks]


pāx f (genitive pācis); third declension

  1. peace
  2. (poetic) rest, quiet, ease
  3. (transferred sense) grace (esp. from the gods)
  4. (transferred sense) leave, good leave (permission)
  5. (ecclesiastical) peace, harmony


Third-declension noun.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • pacō
  • pacīscor
  • compecīscor
  • compectum
  • pācō




  1. enough talking! silence! hush! peace!
    Synonyms: pāx sit rēbus, tacē, tacē tū, fac taceās, dēsine, st, linguae temperā!


  • pax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • pax in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pax in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • pax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • pax in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pax in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray



Since 1880 from Latin pāx (peace).


  • IPA(key): /paks/
  • Homophone: packs



  1. (children’s language) dibs (to claim a stake to something); used as a noun with the verbs “get, receive” and ha “have”, or as a verb; att paxa.
    Pax för soffan! - “I have (first) dibs on the sofa!”
    Jag fick pax på framsätet! - “I got dibs on shotgun!”
    Jag har paxat fåtöljen - I "have dibbed" the armchair


  • tjing

  • (Latin) peace, a truce.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)