Beeswax, a kind of wax




  • Made of wax.



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  • From Middle English wax, from Old English weax, from Proto-Germanic *wahsą, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *woḱ-so-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Woaks, West Frisian waaks, Dutch was, German Wachs, Norwegian voks; and with Lithuanian vaškas, Proto-Slavic *voskъ.
  • From Middle English waxen, from the noun (see above).
  • From Middle English waxen, from Old English weaxan, from Proto-Germanic *wahsijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weg-. Cognate with Scots wax, West Frisian waakse, Low German wassen, Dutch wassen, German wachsen, Danish and Norwegian vokse, Swedish växa, Icelandic vaxa, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌷𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽; and with Ancient Greek ἀέξω, Latin auxilium. It is in its turn cognate with augeo. See eke.
  • Origin uncertain; probably from phrases like to wax angry, wax wode, and similar (see Etymology 2, above).

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