From Middle English pes, pais, pees, borrowed from Anglo-Norman peis and Old French pais ("peace"), from Latin pāx ("peace"), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ḱ- ("to fasten, stick, place"), related to Latin pacīscor ("agree, stipulate"), Latin pangō ("fasten, fix"); see pact. Displaced native Middle English frith, frede (from Old English friþ, frēod), Middle English sib ("peace") (from Old English sibb ("peace, kinship")), Middle English grith ("peace, security") (from Old English griþ and Old Norse grið), Middle English saught ("peace, reconciliation") (from Old English seht, sæht). pax.
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