Origin of pax
Examples from the Web for pax
Historical Examples of pax
Let us say a Pax eterna,' and he fumbled for his beads as he spoke.Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
The ways and means towards the maintenance of this pax were as follows.The Religious Experience of the Roman People
W. Warde Fowler
The whip cracked, and Pax, leaping forward, seized the side of the engine.
This is all very interesting and strange, Pax, but what has it to do with George Aspel?
You forget, Pax, that I sometimes carry telegraphic messages.
- a greeting signifying Christian love transmitted from one to another of those assisting at the Eucharist; kiss of peace
- a small metal or ivory plate, often with a representation of the Crucifixion, formerly used to convey the kiss of peace from the celebrant at Mass to those attending it, who kissed the plate in turn
Word Origin for pax
Word Origin for Pax
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).