But the very oddest example of the survival of the notion that the stars are men or women is found in the ‘pax’ of Aristophanes.
Let us say a pax eterna,' and he fumbled for his beads as he spoke.
After a friendly dispute as to who should kiss the pax first, they kissed each other instead.
The whip cracked, and pax, leaping forward, seized the side of the engine.
For the first time in its history, India was firmly united under one rule—the rule of the pax Britannica.
Suddenly it occurred to pax that now was a favourable opportunity to test his plan.
In turbis atque seditionibus pessimo cuique plurima vis; pax et quies bonis artibus aluntur.
This is all very interesting and strange, pax, but what has it to do with George Aspel?
So said pax; and pax was a good judge, being naturally critical.
Phil turned at once to run to the aid of pax, but there was no occasion to do so.
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).
A passenger: There were twenty pax listed for the trip
[1970s+; apparently derived fr passenger as prexy is fr president]