See also: Άι, αϊ, Αϊ, αἴ, αἱ, αἵ, and αι.

GreekEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From ἄε from Ancient Greek ἄγε sg (áge, go!, pres.imp.) (with deletion of ‑γ-) of verb ἄγω (I lead)[1][2].

See also: άιντε, άμε, and άντε

Alternative formsEdit

  • α (a) (shortened form)
  • and see: άντε (ánte) for interchangeable interjections for dismissal

InterjectionEdit

άι (ái)

  1. (colloquial, informal, offensive) go!
    Άι στο διάβολο!
    Ái sto diávolo!
    Go to the devil! (to hell)
    Άι να χαθείς!
    Ái na chatheís!
    Get lost!

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ άι in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Georgios Babiniotis, “άι”, in Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας: [] [Dictionary of the New Greek Language] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Kentro Lexikologias, 2002, →ISBN.

Etymology 2Edit

InterjectionEdit

άι (ái)

  1. ow, ouch, argh (on feeling pain, surprise, etc)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

άι (áim (indeclinable)

  1. Alternative form of Αϊ ()