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guay (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling גואי‎)

  1. woe!

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwai/, [ˈɡwai̯]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin vae (woe) or Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹 (wai, woe), from Proto-Germanic *wai, both from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Cognate with Portuguese guai and Italian guai.

InterjectionEdit

guay

  1. (obsolete) woe! (expresses grief)
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Etymology 2Edit

Unknown, maybe related to French gai, Italian gaio, English gay of Germanic origin or from Arabic كويس(kuwayyis).

AdjectiveEdit

guay (plural guay or guais)

  1. (Spain, slang) cool, terrific, awesome, nifty, fab
Usage notesEdit
  • This adjective is most often treated as invariable, with the form guay being used regardless of gender or number; however, the plural form guais is also often found. Hence, “They're very cool” may be expressed either as son muy guay or as son muy guais.

AdverbEdit

guay

  1. (Spain, slang) cool, terrific, awesome, nifty, fab
Usage notesEdit
  • Often expanded to guay de Paraguay.
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