my

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See also: My, MY, .my, m’y, , and Mỹ

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (stressed) enPR: IPA(key): /maɪ/
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  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /maɪ/, /mə/
    • (unstressed, Cockney) IPA(key): /mɪ/, /mi/
  • IPA(key): /mi/ in some speakers of Hiberno-English, Scouse
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophone: muh (some dialects)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English my, apocopated form of min, myn, from Old English mīn (my, mine), from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz (my, mine, pron.), genitive of Proto-Germanic *ek (I). Cognate with West Frisian myn (my), Afrikaans my (my), Dutch mijn (my), German mein (my). More at me.

Determiner[edit]

my

  1. Belonging to me.
    Don't you know my name?
    I recognised him because he had attended my school.
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Etymology 2[edit]

An abbreviation of an oath such as my word or my lord

Interjection[edit]

my

  1. (dated) Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
    My, what big teeth you have!
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Afrikaans[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch mij.

Pronoun[edit]

my (subject ek)

  1. me (object)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch mijn.

Determiner[edit]

my

  1. my, mine

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *mī.

Pronoun[edit]

my

  1. I

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

my

  1. we

Declension[edit]


Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

my n

  1. The Greek letter μ (mu)

Noun[edit]

my c

  1. micron

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Egyptian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Hieroglyphic signage
W19 M17 M17

W19-M17-M17

Pronunciation[edit]

Wikipedia: Manuel de Codage

Adverb[edit]

my

  1. accordingly

Lojban[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

my

  1. Letteral for m.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronoun[edit]

my pl

  1. we

Declension[edit]


Manx[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

my

  1. if

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

my

  1. we (first person pl)

Declension[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • my” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronoun[edit]

my

  1. we

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

my n

  1. The Greek letter μ (mu)

Upper Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronoun[edit]

my

  1. we

West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

my

  1. me