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See also: Fy, FY, -fy, and fy.

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin fi (pooh!).

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

fy

  1. (archaic) Expressing disapproval.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Aphetized from defy.

VerbEdit

fy

  1. (obsolete) To digest.

AnagramsEdit


NornEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Orkney) fa

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse faðir (father) , from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Compare Orcadian fa.

NounEdit

fy (definite singular feyrin or fyrin)

  1. (Shetland) father
    • Hildina (source)
      Fy di yera da ov man dum
      father thou overdost thy manhood
      Nu Hildina on askar feyrin sien
      Now Hildina she asks her father
      hien mindi yagh inga forlskona bera fare kera fyrin min
      and sure I will not present any poisoned drink, to serve for my father

NorwegianEdit

InterjectionEdit

fy

  1. phew, shame; interjection expressing disapproval or disgust

SwedishEdit

InterjectionEdit

fy

  1. phew, shame; interjection expressing disapproval or disgust

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /və/
    • (colloquial) IPA(key): /ən/, /ə/

DeterminerEdit

fy (triggers nasal mutation)

  1. my
  2. me (as the direct object of a verbal noun)

Usage notesEdit

i is sometimes added after the noun.