The article refers to the association of Seaxneat with Swords and Essex. Could this be the reason that the that Swords remain the symbol of Essex?
While linking to the IPA key, I noticed that the pronunciation did not correspond to our description of Old English. If this word is irregular, please correct but leave the link, and maybe add a footnote to clarify. kwami (talk) 21:36, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Some, at least interesting, possible etymologies were removed, such as the following: Seaxnéat or Saxnot is the mythical founder of the Saxons. Seaxnéat seems to have been a god unique to the Saxons, although he has been compared to Tyr. His name is said to mean either "knife bull" or "bull of the Saxons", Old Saxon nōt English neat being an old word for "ox, cattle, bovine". However other theories for the second element "-not" put forth from other Germanic languages include Norse -njótr meaning "enjoy" or "friend of" , -nöt meaning "spear" & -nøti meaning "mark" or "sign". 184.108.40.206 (talk) 18:14, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
I see what is going on there. neát "cattle, ox", but ge-neát "companion". What unites the two is that both are useful (as in needed, as in nytt). --dab(𒁳) 12:38, 3 April 2012 (UTC)