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leax

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
leax, læx, lex, es; m.
A salmon, lax [Scott.]
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  • Lex salmo vel

    esocius,

      Ælfc. Gl. 102; Som. 77, 65; Wrt. Voc. 55, 70.
  • Leax ysox, 65, 66:

    esox,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 30, 48.
  • Laex

    isic,

      112, 8.
  • Leax sceal on wǽle mid sceóte scríðan

    swiftly shall the salmon in the stream's eddy move,

      Menol. Fox 538; Gn. C. 39.
  • Leaxes geallan,

      L. M. 3, 2; Lchdm. ii. 308, 6.
  • Hwý gé nú ne settan on some dúne fiscnet eówru, ðonne eów fón lysteþ leax? Bt. Met. Fox 19,

      23; Met. 19, 12.
  • Hwæt féhst ðú on sǽ? Hærincgas and leaxas

    quid capis in mari? Aleces et isicios,

      Coll. Monast. Th. 24, 9.
  • Ðis is seó gerǽdnes ... gesyllan ǽlce geare xv. leaxas

    this is the agreement ... that they give xv salmon every year,

      Cod. Dip. Kmbl. iii. 295, 34: L. In. 70; Th. i. 146, 19.
Etymology
[Icel. lax a salmon: O. H. Ger. lahs salmo, esox: Ger. lachs.]
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v.  læx.
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