Bay

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See also: bay, bây, bẫy, bảy, and baþ

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Somali [Term?].

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Bay

  1. A region of Somalia.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From bay.

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the Bay

  1. (informal) Ellipsis of San Francisco Bay Area. (metropolitan area in California); A region of California, United States
  2. (informal) Ellipsis of San Francisco Bay.; A bay of the Pacific in California, United States
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Bay (plural Bays)

  1. A surname

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bay

  1. a surname.

Tagalog[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly related to *bahi (woman; female) (c.f. babae). The letter ⟨y⟩ was also used for /i/ in Spanish orthography (c.f. ylang-ylang). English-influenced pronunciation is from English bay.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baˈʔi/, [bɐˈʔi]
  • IPA(key): /ˈbaj/, [ˈbaɪ̯] (spelling influence)
  • IPA(key): /ˈbej/, [ˈbɛɪ̯] (English influence, proscribed)
  • Syllabification: Ba‧y

Proper noun[edit]

Baý (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜁ)

  1. Bay (a municipality of Laguna, Philippines)

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