Pax Definition

A small flat tablet adorned with a sacred image that worshipers kiss when offered the kiss of peace.
American Heritage
The Roman goddess of peace, identified with the Greek Irene.
Webster's New World
The kiss of peace.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
A time of wide-ranging stability when there is only a single dominant power. Used with a Latinized name.
American Heritage

(Greek mythology) The goddess/personification of peace and one of the Horae. She is a daughter of Zeus and Themis, and her sisters are Justitia and Eunomia. She is the Roman counterpart of Eirene.

Latin name given to several peacetimes in human history.

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


Origin of Pax

  • Medieval Latin pāx from Latin peace pag- in Indo-European roots Sense 2, on the model of Late Latin pāx (Rōmāna) the Roman peace, state of security obtaining under Roman rule alteration of Latin (Rōmāna) pāx

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pax peace. See peace.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin pax.

    From Wiktionary

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