Brekekekex meaning

Nonsense word supposedly imitative of frogs.

Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax,

Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax!

We children of the fountain and the lake.

Let us wake.

Our full choir-shout, as the flutes are ringing out,

Our symphony of clear-voiced song.

The song we used to love in the Marshland up above,

In praise of Dionysus to produce,

Of Nysaean Dionysus, son of Zeus,

When the revel-tipsy throng, all crapulous and gay,

To our precinct reeled along on the holy Pitcher day,

Brekekekex, ko-ax, ko-ax. -- Chorus of the frogs, from The Frogs of Aristophanes.


Origin of brekekekex

  • From Ancient Greek βρεκεκεκέξ (brekekekeks), via Aristophanes.

    From Wiktionary