Pax (păks), in Roman religion, goddess of peace. Vespasian erected a temple to her at Rome. Her attributes were similar to those of the Greek Irene, the olive branch and the horn of plenty.
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Pax (religion, spiritualism, and occult)
Pax, asteroid 679 (the 679th asteroid to be discovered, on January 28, 1909), is approximately 72 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4 years. Its name means peace, and Jacob Schwartz gives this asteroid’s astrological significance as “peace.” In a natal chart, Pax’s location by sign and house indicates where and how one is most likely to experience or seek peace, especially in the sense of outward tranquility. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Pax may show conflict or the seeking of peace in situations where a tranquil response is inappropriate. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the ascendant), it may indicate an exceptionally tranquil person or an individual who seeks to create peaceful circumstances.
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On drawings, abbr. for “private automatic (telephone) exchange.”
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goddess of peace. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 194]
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Chiefly RC Church
a. a greeting signifying Christian love transmitted from one to another of those assisting at the Eucharist; kiss of peace
b. a small metal or ivory plate, often with a representation of the Crucifixion, formerly used to convey the kiss of peace from the celebrant at Mass to those attending it, who kissed the plate in turn
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PAX(1) (Private Automatic Exchange) An in-house intercom system.
(2) (Parallel Architecture Extended) A parallel processing environment standard based on Intel's i860 RISC chip, Unix System V and Alliant Computer's parallel and 3D graphics technologies.
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