Pais vs Paxis - What's the difference?

pais | paxis |


As a noun pais

is the (people of the) country.

As an interjection paxis is

Used by schoolchildren to express immunity from "being caught" in games such as bulldog or it.

pais

English

Noun

(-)
  • (obsolete, legal) The (people of the) country.
  • Usage notes

    * A trial per pais'' is a trial by the country, i.e. by a jury; and ''matter in pais is matter triable by the country, or jury. (Webster 1913) ----

    paxis

    English

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (British)