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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Ax

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Tool or weapon generally with wooden handle and edged metal head, in art associated with

  • Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, probably by analogy for knife with which he was slain;

  • Saint Boniface, who used it to cut down a tree dedicated to Thor;

  • Saint Matthew, Apostle, by analogy for sword with which possibly he was killed;

  • Saint Matthew of Beauvais, beheaded;

  • Saint Olaf of Norway, who carried an ax in battle.

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Entry for 'Ax'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/a/ax.html. 1910.

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