oy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Yiddish אוי (oy, oh, oy)

Interjection[edit]

oy

  1. An exclamation typically expressing mild frustration or expressing feelings of uncertainty or concern.

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Cornish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ōwyo-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg), likely a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis (bird) (whence also Latin avis (bird)). Compare Welsh ŵy, Breton vi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oy m (plural oyow)

  1. egg

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ey.

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Noun[edit]

oy f (genitive singular oyar, plural oyar)

  1. (obsolete, kvæði) island, but living in Faroese island names, compare Borðoy, Eysturoy, Fugloy, Hestoy, Kalsoy, Kunoy, Nólsoy, Sandoy, Skúvoy, Streymoy, Suðuroy, Svínoy, Vágoy Viðoy and Føroyar

Declension[edit]

(NB: This is not in use at the island names, see oyggj)

f6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative oy oyin oyar oyarnar
Accusative oy oyina oyar oyarnar
Dative oy oyini oyum oyunum
Genitive oyar oyarinnar oya oyanna

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From osakeyhtiö

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oy

  1. LLC (Limited Liability Company)

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Usage notes[edit]

According to KOTUS the non-capitalized form oy is the recommended one. It is also used in the current Limited Liability Companies Act in force since 2006. In the older law the abbreviation was Oy and it is still widely used in non-official contexts.

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Scots[edit]

Interjection[edit]

oy

  1. Alternative spelling of oigh

Noun[edit]

oy (plural oys)

  1. grandchild

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oy (definite accusative oyu, plural oylar)

  1. vote

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • rey (obsolete)

Uzbek[edit]

Noun[edit]

oy (plural oylar)

  1. month
  2. moon

Volapük[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

oy

  1. (indefinite personal pronoun) one