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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ay

  1. Ah! alas!
  2. Alternative spelling of aye ("yes")
    • 1883, Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Chapter V
      "Good morrow to thee, jolly fellow," quoth Robin, "thou seemest happy this merry morn."
      "Ay, that am I," quoth the jolly Butcher, "and why should I not be so? Am I not hale in wind and limb? Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire? And lastly, am I not to be married to her on Thursday next in sweet Locksley Town?"

NounEdit

ay ‎(plural ays)

  1. Alternative spelling of aye ("yes")
    counting the ays and the noes in a vote

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English ai, from Old Norse ei, from Proto-Germanic *aiw-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- ‎(vitality); cognate with Old English ā, Ancient Greek ἀεί ‎(aeí, always), and Latin aevum ‎(an age).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eɪ/ (adverb, adjective)

AdverbEdit

ay ‎(not comparable)

  1. Always; ever.
    • 1670, John Barbour, The Acts and Life of the most victorious Conquerour Robert Bruce King of Scotland, as cited in 1860, Thomas Corser, Collectanea Anglo-poetica, page 160
      O he that hath ay lived free, [...]
SynonymsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ay ‎(not comparable)

  1. For an indefinite time.

InterjectionEdit

ay

  1. New Zealand spelling of eh (question tag)

External linksEdit

AnagramsEdit


AzeriEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k) ‎(moon, month). Compare Turkish ay ‎(moon, month).

NounEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic ај
Roman ay
Perso-Arabic آی

ay ‎(definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month

DeclensionEdit


Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k) ‎(moon, month). Compare Turkish ay ‎(moon, month).

NounEdit

ay

  1. month
  2. moon

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary][1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8

GagauzEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k) ‎(moon, month). Compare Turkish ay ‎(moon, month).

NounEdit

ay ‎(definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἅγιος ‎(hágios).

NounEdit

ay ‎(definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. saint

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish ha i ‎(it has there).

VerbEdit

ay ‎(Latin spelling)

  1. there is, there are

Middle FrenchEdit

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a use of aye to express agreement.

AdverbEdit

ay ‎(not comparable)

  1. yes

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

¡ay!

  1. Ah!, Alas!
  2. Woe!
  3. Expresses pain, sorrow, or surprise.
  4. A stereotypical sound of a Latino or Latina (e.g. ¡Ay Papi!, something like saying "Oh Baby!")

Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English eye.

NounEdit

ay

  1. eye

TagalogEdit

PrepositionEdit

ay

  1. Equality marker. It can be translated as is, am, are, was, will be, etc., but functions as a preposition, not a verb.
  2. Verb/predicate marker. Only used when the verb or predicate does not begin the sentence.

TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ottoman Turkish ای ‎(āy, moon, month, crescent, a beautiful face), آي ‎(ay), from Proto-Turkic *āń(k) ‎(moon, month).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ay ‎(definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Ottoman Turkish آى ‎(ay!), akin to Karakhanid [script needed] ‎(ay!, oh!), Old Uighur [script needed] ‎(ay!, oh!)

InterjectionEdit

ay

  1. exclamation of surprise, shock or fear: oh!
    Ay kim gelmiş!‎ ― Oh (look) who is (apparently) here!
  2. exclamation of pain: ouch!
    Ay, başım!‎ ― Ouch, my head (hurt)!
Related termsEdit
See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • ay in Turkish dictionaries at Türk dil kurumu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*āń(k)”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
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