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Pax, Paix, Peax(e, n.2 [Sc. metathesised var. of Pask n., influenced in the vowel by Pace n.2 and Pas(c)h(e n.] Easter. Also attrib.(a) 1440 Cop. St. A. 209.
At thre termys … Michaelmes Candilmes and Pax
attrib. c 1590 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis. 98a.
Ane almanaik … paxday, Vitsunday [etc.]
(b) 1598 Stirling B. Rec. I. 87.
Aucht dayis befoir Paix
1616 Binns P. (S.R.S.) 24.
I think itt salbe very littill better scheipe befoir Paix
(c) 1525 Stirling B. Rec. I. 25.
Betuex this day and Peax nixt to cum
1542 Treas. Acc. VIII. 71.
To the heraldis at Peax for thair dewite
1560 Stirling B. Rec. I. 74.
Sen the fest of Peaxe last bypast
1622-6 Bisset II. 325/6.attrib. 1541 Treas. Acc. VII. 441.
On Peax Monunday in Striveling
1598 Chron. Perth 6.
Buried on Peax day

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