any

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See also: ǡny, -any, any%, and -ány

English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • anie (obsolete)
  • anny (pronunciation spelling)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English any, eny, ony, ani, aniȝ, eniȝ, æniȝ, from Old English ǣniġ (any), from Proto-Germanic *ainagaz, from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one), equivalent to one +‎ -y. Cognate to Saterland Frisian eenich (some), West Frisian iennich (only), Dutch enig (any, some), German Low German enig (some), German einig (some).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

any (not comparable)

  1. To even the slightest extent, at all.
    I will not remain here any longer.
    If you get any taller, you'll start having to duck through doorways!
    That doesn't bother me any. (chiefly US usage)
    • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 58:
      I wasn't any too easy in my mind.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 104:
      'That wouldn't surprise me any.'

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Determiner[edit]

any

  1. (chiefly in the negative) One at all; at least one; at least one kind of; some; a positive quantity of.
    Do you have any biscuits?
    Do you have any food?
    I haven't got any money.
    It won't do you any good.
  2. No matter what kind.
    Choose any items you want.
    Any person may apply.
    Press any key to continue.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314:
      This new-comer was a man who in any company would have seemed striking. In complexion fair, and with blue or gray eyes, he was tall as any Viking, as broad in the shoulder.
    • 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.

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Pronoun[edit]

any

  1. Any thing(s) or person(s).
    Any may apply.

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References[edit]

  • any at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin annus, from Proto-Italic *atnos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂et-no-, probably from *h₂et- (to go).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

any m (plural anys)

  1. year
    un home de 26 anys
    a 26-year-old man
    Quants anys tens?
    How old are you?

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Determiner[edit]

any

  1. Alternative form of ani

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

any

  1. Alternative form of anoy

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

any

  1. Alternative form of anoyen

Old Tupi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

any

  1. Alternative form of anũ

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: ani

References[edit]

  • Navarro, Eduardo de Almeida; 2013; Dicionário do Tupi Antigo: a língua indígena clássica do Brasil; São Paulo: Global.

Yola[edit]

Adjective[edit]

any

  1. Alternative form of aany
    • 1867, SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Yith w'had any lhuck.
      If we had any luck.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 86