وای

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Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*wáy

From Proto-Iranian *wáy, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wáy, eventually from Proto-Indo-European *wai.

Cognate with Latin vae, English woe. Similar words also exist in Semitic, compare Aramaic וי(way), Arabic وَيْل(wayl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

وای (vây)

  1. woe!, alas!, oh dear!

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: vay