amay

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English amayen, from Old French amaier, esmaier ‎(to dismay), from Medieval Latin *exmagāre ‎(to remove the strength from, dismay), from ex- + *magāre, from Old Frankish *magan ‎(to be able), from Proto-Germanic *maganą ‎(to be able), from Proto-Indo-European *mēgh- ‎(to be able). Cognate with Old High German magan ‎(to have power, be able), Old English magan ‎(to be able). More at may.

Verb[edit]

amay ‎(third-person singular simple present amays, present participle amaying, simple past and past participle amayed)

  1. (transitive and intransitive, obsolete) To dismay; confound; be dismayed.

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Noun[edit]

amáy

  1. father, papa, sire