- n. A male given name in quiet use since the 19th century.
- From Danish Aksel, first used for the bishop and statesman Absalon Hvide (1128-1201), from biblical Absalom. Some sources suggest that the bishop was originally named Áskell, from Old Norse "god" + "cauldron, helmet", and Absalon was chosen as the nearest-sounding Christian equivalent, leading to the exchange of the middle consonants. (Wiktionary)
“When he's not solving the mystery of who tossed Billy out the window, Axel is playing matchmaker with these two.”
“Axel is also survived by his brother Volker Roth and wife Pamela.”
“Calandria a wonderfully three-dimensional (and strong) female character and Axel is also very likable.”
“Merckx, whose son Axel is racing this year, won his titles between 1969 and 1974.”
“The name of Axel Weber, former head of the Bundesbank, was also circulating yesterday.”
“Others will be built for small, tricky jobs - for example, shimmying down a steep cliff on another world. touted a project known as Axel, which is being developed in cooperation with Caltech students for the shimmying sort of job.”
“And when he’s not on the case, Axel is trying to hook Goodwin up with a lady cop in the facial recognition department whom he has a crush on, and teach him the ropes.”
“Although Axel is a gracious host, his three guests don’t behave very politely and soon there is a torrent of gunshots, knife tossing, chases, a rape (or the potential for rape — the film is a bit fuzzy on that point), double and triple crossing and the shoving of a tied-up man into a raging fireplace.”
““Reach me the ax here, will you?” calls Axel, a trifle weakly.”
“A wonderful old fellow called Axel Kalling, of Kalling Match — he has a foundation that supports unfashionable scientific enterprises.”
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