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Definitions and meaning of ay

ay

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aɪ/ (interjection)
    • Rhymes: -aɪ
    • Homophones: aye, eye, I

Interjection

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?"

Noun

ay (plural ays)

  1. Alternative spelling of aye ("yes")
    counting the ays and the noes in a vote

Etymology 2

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 forms

  • aye

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eɪ/ (adverb, adjective)
    • Rhymes: -eɪ
    • Homophones: A, eh

Adverb

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, [...]
Synonyms
  • always
  • continually
  • forever

Interjection

ay

  1. New Zealand spelling of eh (question tag)

Further reading

  • Ay in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • YA, ya

Azerbaijani

Etymology

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

Noun

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month
  3. date (day of the month)

Declension


Chavacano

Adverb

ay

  1. Indicates the future tense.

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k) (moon, month). Compare Turkish ay (moon, month).

Noun

ay

  1. month
  2. moon

Declension

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech

Interjection

ay

  1. obsolete typography of aj

Gagauz

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k) (moon, month). Compare Turkish ay (moon, month).

Noun

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios).

Noun

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. saint

Highland Popoluca

Noun

ay

  1. leaf

References

  • Elson, Benjamin F.; Gutiérrez G., Donaciano (1999) Diccionario popoluca de la Sierra, Veracruz (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 41)‎[2] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN, page 10

Ladino

Etymology

From Old Spanish ha i (it has there).

Verb

ay (Latin spelling)

  1. there is, there are

Middle French

Verb

ay

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avoir

Rayón Zoque

Noun

ay

  1. leaf
  2. brim (of a hat)

References

  • 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)‎[3] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 4

Scots

Etymology

Probably from a use of aye to express agreement.

Adverb

ay (not comparable)

  1. yes

Somali

Noun

ay ?

  1. dog

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈai/, [ˈai̯]
  • Homophone: hay
  • Rhymes: -ai

Etymology 1

Interjection

¡ay!

  1. Ah!, Alas!
  2. Woe!
  3. Expresses pain, sorrow, or surprise.
Derived terms
  • ay ay ay
  • ay de mí

Etymology 2

Verb

ay

  1. Obsolete spelling of hay

Further reading

  • “ay” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Sranan Tongo

Noun

ay

  1. Alternative spelling of ai.

Tagalog

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /aj/

Particle

ay

  1. auxiliary word that connects the subject and the predicate of the sentence

Interjection

ay

  1. (colloquial) An exclamation to acknowledge a mistake; oops

Turkish

Etymology 1

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

Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰖(ay, 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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aj/

Noun

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month
Declension
Related terms

Etymology 2

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

Interjection

ay

  1. exclamation of surprise, shock or fear: oh!
  2. exclamation of pain: ouch!
Related terms
  • ayol
See also
  • hay!
  • ey!

Further reading

  • ay in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

References


Wolof

Article

ay

  1. some (plural indefinite article)

Usage notes

Precedes the noun.


Source: wiktionary.org
  • an affirmative vote.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)