Origin of English word SAXON

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ZAX is from Anglo-Saxon seax (a knife), the weapon which probably gave its name to the horde of barbarians known as Anglo-Saxons. SAXON is traced to Indo-European “root” sek (to cut – see   SKILL).  Also see Indo-European “root” skei (to cut. split) below and at SKEAN. 

  סכין $aKeeYN is the common, modern Hebrew word for knife;  שכין SaQeeYN is the spelling of this knife term in Proverbs23:2. Also related are the many KS cutting words like QeeTSaH (to peel, cut off, scrape) seen at CUT. Still reversing to KS, there are more cutters like Ga Z(aZ) (to cut, shear - Genesis31:19) and Ka$OOAK[H] (to cut off - Isaiah32:12). A sharper knife connection to $aKeeYN (knife) is seen with SKEAN (a knife) see SKEAN. This knife word,  from Old Irish scian (knife), is traced to Indo-European “root” skei (to cut, split). Samekh-Kahf-Noon is linked to sharp danger or  $aKaNaH in Ecclesiastes10:9.


Hebrew offers SK terms of cutting off that are more subtle. These include SahKH (to fence up... and thus cut off an area), S(H)iKhBHaH (layer, stratum), S(H)iKooL (bereavement...cut off from loved ones – see SCHOOL) and S(H)aKHahK[H] (to forget...cut off from consciousness).

Indo-European skei  (to cut. split) takes in 30 words including CONSCIENCE, CONSCIOUS, ESQUIRE, NICE, OMNISCIENT, PRESCIENT, SCHEDULE, SCHISM, SCIENCE, SCHIZO and SHIN. 

SICKLE and SCYTHE are the most relevant cutters at Indo-European “root” sek. Other terms there include DISSECT, INSECT, INTERSECT, NOTCH (see NOTCH), RISK, SAW, SECTION, SECTOR, SEDGE, SEGMENT and SKIN.  S(H)K[H]eeyN is a skin affliction, see the SK Hebrew words above which speak to the layers and divisions of SKIN. Since NICE (cut fine) is listed here, we include the anagramic relative of  $aKeeYN,  Noon-(Sahf)-Het, Na(S)aK[H] (surgical slice). The alleged Indo-European “root” nsi (sword) gives us ENSIFORM. The second chemical element in our SKN molecule is KN. It may mean "sharp" or KEEN (see "KEEN") as seen in words like K[H]aNeeYT (dagger) and cheni (a knife in Mysol dialect of Malay). Reversing to Indo-European “root” nogh (nail, clew), we might scratch in NAIL – see NAIL.  Japanese nukute is an M213 of K[H]aNeeYT.

Returning to the SK element of our root, the AHD cites several Indo-European “root”s as extensions of Indo-European sek (to cut). Some relevant terms from Indo-European “root”s like sker, skeri, skeru, and sked include: ASCRIBE, CERTAIN, CIRCUMSCRIBE, CONSCRIPT, CORTEX, CRISIS, CRITIC, DESCRIBE, DISCERN, ESCROW, SCABBORD, SCAR, SCATO-, SCORE, SCRABBLE, SCRAP(E), SCREEN, SCREW, SCRIBBLE, SCRIBE, SCRIPTURE, SCROLL (see SCROLL) , SCRUB, SHARD, SHARE, SHARP, SHATTER, SHEAR, SHINGLE, SHIRT, SHORT, SHRED, SHREW, SHRIVEL, SHROUD, SKIRMISH and SKIRT. Many of these SK terms are really KR terms, the initial "S" being non-historic. See CASTRATE and CURT.  SHaK[H]ahDT (to slaughter with a knife) involves the Shin-Het/ SH-K[H] or SK two-letter root of flattening down and the KT two-letter root of cutting – see   CUT. SOOKaH is a spear (Job40:31),  SeeK(eeYM) are thorns (Numbers33:55) and SahKH is a fence (Lamentations2:6). These sharp, divisive SK terms may link Indo-European sek (to cut) with Indo-European sak (to sanctify) in that holy things are cut off or sectioned off from the profane. If so, CONSECRATE, EXECRATE, SACRED, SACROSANCT, and  SAINT  are related to SANCTITY and its Koof-Daled root. Edenic  SA(N)CTITY, קדושה QiD OOSHaH, is a guttural-dental cutting term meaning CUT off fom the mundane, separated, kept apart  and special.

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