See also: Mey

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse mey.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

mey f (genitive singular meyjar, nominative plural meyjar)

  1. maiden
  2. virgin

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Old Norse edit

Noun edit

mey f (genitive meyjar, dative meyju, plural meyjar)

  1. Alternative form of mær

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Nahuan *maː(y)(V)-. Compare Classical Nahuatl māitl (hand). Cognate with Yaqui mamam, Hopi maa('at), Shoshone mo', and Cahuilla -mal.

Pronunciation edit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /mej/, /meːj/

Noun edit

-mēy (plural -mejmēy)

  1. hand (including hand and forearm)
    Tay tikpia tik mumey?
    What do you have in your hand?
  2. branch
    Nemi se tutut pak ne imey uni kwawit
    There is a bird on that tree's branch
  3. handle
    Shikwi yek ne imey ne metat pal titisi
    Hold the metate's handle well so you can grind

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  • mā- (combining form)

Scots edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

mey (plural meys)

  1. hawthorn flower

Etymology 2 edit

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Verb edit

mey (past tense micht)

  1. may
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Generally replaced by can

Yola edit

Verb edit

mey

  1. Alternative form of mye
    • 1867, “A YOLA ZONG”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 5, page 86:
      Nore zichel ne'er well, nowe, nore ne'er mey.
      Nor such never will, no (now), nor never may.

References edit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 86