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Pax vs. Pox

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Paxnoun

(Christianity) A painted, stamped or carved tablet with a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which was kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace") and then passed to other officiating clergy and the congregation to be kissed. See also osculatory.

Poxnoun

A disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pockmarks.

Paxnoun

Friendship; truce.

‘to make pax with someone’; ‘to be good pax (i.e., good friends)’;

Poxnoun

Syphilis.

Paxnoun

(Christianity) The kiss of peace.

Poxnoun

(figurative) A curse.

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Paxnoun

(Christianity) A crucifix, a tablet with the image of Christ on the cross upon it, or a reliquary.

Poxverb

To infect with the pox, or syphilis.

Paxnoun

A passenger; passengers.

Poxnoun

Strictly, a disease by pustules or eruptions of any kind, but chiefly or wholly restricted to three or four diseases, - the smallpox, the chicken pox, and the vaccine and the venereal diseases.

Paxnoun

A guest (at an event or function).

Poxverb

To infect with the pox, or syphilis.

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Paxinterjection

A cry for peace or truce in children's games.

Poxnoun

a common venereal disease caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

Paxnoun

The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman Catholic churches.

Poxnoun

a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks

Paxnoun

A tablet or board, on which is a representation of Christ, of the Virgin Mary, or of some saint and which, in the Mass, was kissed by the priest and then by the people, in mediæval times; an osculatory. It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc.

‘Kiss the pax, and be quiet like your neighbors.’;

Poxnoun

any of several viral diseases producing a rash of pimples that become pus-filled and leave pockmarks on healing.

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Paxnoun

Friendship, or a friend; - esp. in the phrases to make pax with, to make friends with, to be good pax, to be good friends; also, truce; - used esp. interjectionally.

Poxnoun

syphilis.

Paxnoun

(Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist

Poxnoun

smallpox.

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