The Ancient Macedonian word ἄξος
Word ἄξος
á ks o ς
IPA ̝áksoς
Meaning wood, timber, lumber
See also Greek: ύλη ‘wood, timber, forest’
Greek: οξύα ‘beech tree’
Albanian: ah / ahu ‘beech tree’


Source: Hesychius

ὕλη, παρὰ Μακεδόσιν

Pisani (1937) compares it with the Greek 'οξύα', the beech tree that was extensively used as a timber source in Greece.

Kalleris (1954) disagrees with Pisani and proposes a common root with the Cretan word ἄξος "fracture, broken cliff", suggesting that ἄξος refers to "cut timber".

Other words that might be of interest
Ἄθως ‘mountain name’, δάρυλλος ‘oak’, καλαῥῥυγαί ‘ditches, moats’, Κισσοῦς ‘mountain name’, Νῦσα ‘mountain name’, λείβηθρον ‘place name, spring, ditch, kennel’, Πέτρα ‘place name, stone’, ἄργος ‘field, plain, valley’, καλαρρυϝά ‘ditch’