1) pâxos; 2) pâxosidan
Fr.: 1) protestation; 2) protester
1) An expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often
in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid.
M.E., from O.Fr. protest, from preotester, and directly from L. protestari "to declare publicly, protest," from → pro- "forth, before" + testari "testify," from testis "witness."
Pâxos, literally "strike against," from pâ-, contraction of pâd- "agianst," → counter-, + xos "to strike," Gazi xos-, xus-, xÃ»s- "to strike, throw;" Hamedani xostÃ¤n, xus- "to throw", Khunsari xus- "to strike, throw," Kurd. (Sorani) xa-, (Kurmanji) xistin, xi- "to strike, beat," Qohrudi xosta "to throw," Ardestâni xoste, Shughni xust, xay-; Mid.Pers. xwas-, hws- "to trample;" Av. paiti xvanh- "to thresh;" Proto-Ir. *huah- "to strike, thresh" (Cheung 2007). ,
1a) (n.) An adherent of any of those Christian bodies that separated from the Church of
Rome during the Reformation, or of any group descended from them.
From Ger. or Fr. protestant, from L. protestantem (nominative protestans), p.p. of protestari, → protest.
Pâxosân agent noun or adj. from pâxosidan, → protest.
The religion of → Protestants.
→ protestant; → -ism.
1) The act of protesting.
A person who publicly demonstrates opposition to something. Also protestor.