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[uh-lek-sis] /əˈlɛk sɪs/
a male or female given name: from a Greek word meaning “helper.”. Unabridged
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  • They had not been able to travel earlier due to the illness of Alexis.
Word Origin and History for Alexis

masc. proper name, from Greek alexis, from alexein "to ward off, keep, protect" (see Alexander). The Latin form was Alexius.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Alexis in Technology
Alex Input Specification.
The input language for the scanner generator Alex.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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array of low energy x-ray imaging sensors
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Encyclopedia Article for Alexis

one of the foremost writers of Middle and New Comedy at Athens, a low form of comedy that succeeded the Old Comedy of Aristophanes.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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