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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Kex
  1. [Bot] A weed; a kecksy."Though the rough kex break The starred mosaic." [Tennyson.]
  2. A dry husk or covering."When the kex, or husk, is broken, he proveth a fair flying butterfly." [Holland.]

Etymology: W. cecys, pl., hollow stalks


From Middle English kex. Origin unknown; but compare Welsh cecys (“hollow stalks”) and Welsh cegid (“hemlock”), apparently from the same root as Latin cicūta (“hemlock”).

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) The dried stem of certain large herbaceous plants.
  2. (obsolete, botany) A plant having such a stem; a weed, a kecksy.
  3. (rare) A dry husk or covering.

kex was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Kex

Kex was born on January 1st, 1949. He left this life on December 21st, 2007.


Fun Facts about the name Kex

  • How unique is the name Kex? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Kex was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Kex: Your name in reverse order is Xek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ekx. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Kex born Jan 26, 1927

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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