See also: ÉNy, -eny, and -ény

English edit

Determiner edit


  1. Pronunciation spelling of any.
    • 1862, Various, Continental Monthly, Vol. II. July, 1862. No. 1.[1]:
      FREE--and that the schulehouses war a d--d sight thicker than the bugs in Miles Privett's beds! and thet's saying a heap, for ef eny on you kin sleep in his house, excep' he takes to the soft side of the floor, I'm d--d.
    • 1893, C. C. Goodwin, The Wedge of Gold[2]:
      Ther stranger pays fur eny bow they make, for any smile they give.
    • 1912, Al. G. Field, Watch Yourself Go By[3]:
      Why, he kin sing eny song and do ent cut-up antik eny of 'em kin.
    • 1916, Peggy Edmund, Harold W. Williams, compilers, Toaster's Handbook[4]:
      "Does de white folks in youah neighborhood keep eny chickens, Br'er Rastus?"
  2. Obsolete spelling of any

Anagrams edit

Kari'na edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Cariban *ônɨ; compare Apalaí seny, Carijona enï, Trió senï, Wayana sin, Waiwai on, Macushi seni, Pemon senü.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit


  1. the inanimate singular invisible proximal demonstrative pronoun; this (that I can’t see), this (somewhere around here)

Inflection edit

References edit

  • Courtz, Hendrik (2008) A Carib grammar and dictionary[5], Toronto: Magoria Books, →ISBN, pages 53–54, 263
  • Meira, Sérgio (2002) “A first comparison of pronominal and demonstrative systems in the Cariban language family”, in Mily Crevels, Simon van de Kerke, Sergio Meira and Hein van der Voort, editors, Current Studies on South American Languages[6], Leiden: Research School of Asian, African, and American Studies (CNWS), Leiden University, →ISBN, pages 255–275
  • Ahlbrinck, Willem (1931) “enï”, in Encyclopaedie der Karaïben, Amsterdam: Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, page 149; republished as Willem Ahlbrinck, Doude van Herwijnen, transl., L'Encyclopédie des Caraïbes[7], Paris, 1956, page 147
  • Yamada, Racquel-María (2010) “eny”, in Speech community-based documentation, description, and revitalization: Kari’nja in Konomerume[8], University of Oregon, page 731

Malagasy edit

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit


  1. yes