To ask; to inquire or inquire of.
is from Saxon, and is as old
as the English language. Formerly it was in good
use, but now
is regarded as a vulgarism. It is still dialectic in England, and is sometimes heard among the uneducated in the United States. "And Pilate axide him, Art thou king
of Jewis?" "Or if he axea fish." 'bdThe king
axed after your Grace's welfare."
Origin: OE. Axien and asken. See Ask.
Source: Websters Vocabulary