From Old Khmer ʼamnoy, ʼaṃnoy, ʼaṃnoya, ʼaṃmnoya (“donation; gift”), extended forms of oʼaya, oy, oya, oyy, oyya, oyaya, uy, ūya (“to cause, to make; to give; to allow, to let, to permit; on behalf of; so that; etc”), from which Thai อวย (uai) and โอย (ooi) were derived. Cognate with Modern Khmer អំណោយ (ʼɑmnaoy).
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- (elegant) Alternative form of
- to conduct (an orchestra, musical band, etc).
- to supervise in general; to exercise general supervision (of).
- to allow, facilitate, or suport (the possibility of something, the happening of something, the carrying out of some action, etc).