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?"
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      "I swear also that I will honour and will cherish thee, Kallikrates, who hast been swept by the wave of time back into my arms, ay, till the very end, come it soon or late."

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 *aiwaz (eternity, age), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vitality); cognate with Old English ā, Ancient Greek ἀεί (aeí, always), and Latin aevum (an age).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ay (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, poetic or Northern England) Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.
    • 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

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ay

  1. New Zealand spelling of eh (question tag)

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


AnguthimriEdit

NounEdit

ay

  1. (Mpakwithi) vegetable

ReferencesEdit

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 184

AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic ај
Roman ay
Perso-Arabic آی

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k). Cognate with Chuvash уйӑх (ujăh) See Turkish ay for more cognates.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month
  3. date (day of the month)
    Bu gün ayın neçəsidir?What date is it today?

DeclensionEdit


ChavacanoEdit

AdverbEdit

ay

  1. Indicates the future tense.

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]‎[2], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

CzechEdit

InterjectionEdit

ay

  1. obsolete typography of aj

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

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios).

NounEdit

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. saint

Highland PopolucaEdit

NounEdit

ay

  1. leaf

ReferencesEdit

  • Elson, Benjamin F.; Gutiérrez G., Donaciano (1999) Diccionario popoluca de la Sierra, Veracruz (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 41)‎[3] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN, page 10

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish ha i (it has there).

VerbEdit

ay (Latin spelling)

  1. there is, there are

Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

ay

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avoir

Rayón ZoqueEdit

NounEdit

ay

  1. leaf
  2. brim (of a hat)

ReferencesEdit

  • Harrison, Roy; B. de Harrison, Margaret; López Juárez, Francisco; Ordoñes, Cosme (1984) Vocabulario zoque de Rayón (Serie de diccionarios y vocabularios indígenas Mariano Silva y Aceves; 28)‎[4] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 4

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a use of aye to express agreement.

AdverbEdit

ay (not comparable)

  1. yes

SomaliEdit

NounEdit

ay ?

  1. dog

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

InterjectionEdit

¡ay!

  1. Ah!, Alas!
  2. Woe!
  3. expresses pain, sorrow, or surprise
    • 1877, Benito Pérez Galdós, Gloria
      ¡Ay de ti si no te rebelas!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ay

  1. Obsolete spelling of hay

Further readingEdit


Sranan TongoEdit

NounEdit

ay

  1. Alternative spelling of ai.

TagalogEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • 'y (elided form, informal, following a word ending with a vowel or "n")

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Hanunoo ay.

ParticleEdit

ay

  1. (copulative) to be
    Ang kuwarto'y nilinis natin.
    The room was cleaned by us.
    Ako ay Pilipino.
    I'm Filipino.

Usage notesEdit

This is usually elided to 'y following a word ending in a vowel in speech and casual and poetic writing.

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Austronesian *ai and borrowed from Spanish ay. Related to English ay.

InterjectionEdit

ay

  1. general exclamation: alas; no; oh; oops
    Ay! Nahulog.
    Oops! It fell.
    Ay! Mali.
    Oh! It's wrong.

TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰖( /ay/, moon, month), Karakhanid ااىْ(āy, moon, month), Old Uyghur [script needed] (ay, moon, month), Azerbaijani ay (moon), Bashkir ай (ay, moon), Chuvash уйӑх (ujăh, moon), Kazakh ай (ay, moon), Khakas ай (ay, moon), Kyrgyz ай (ay, moon), Southern Altai ай (ay, moon), Tatar ай (ay, moon), Turkmen āý (moon), Tuvan ай (ay, moon), Uyghur ئاي(ay, moon), Uzbek oy (moon), Yakut ый (ıy, moon).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month
DeclensionEdit
Inflection
Nominative ay
Definite accusative ayı
Singular Plural
Nominative ay aylar
Definite accusative ayı ayları
Dative aya aylara
Locative ayda aylarda
Ablative aydan aylardan
Genitive ayın ayların
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

Further readingEdit

  • 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

WolofEdit

ArticleEdit

ay

  1. some (plural indefinite article)

Usage notesEdit

Precedes the noun.