ay

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ay

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Aymara.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ay

  1. Ah! alas!
  2. Alternative spelling of aye ("yes")
    • 1883, Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Chapter V
      "Good morrow to thee, jolly fellow," quoth Robin, "thou seemest happy this merry morn."
      "Ay, that am I," quoth the jolly Butcher, "and why should I not be so? Am I not hale in wind and limb? Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire? And lastly, am I not to be married to her on Thursday next in sweet Locksley Town?"
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      "I swear also that I will honour and will cherish thee, Kallikrates, who hast been swept by the wave of time back into my arms, ay, till the very end, come it soon or late."

Noun[edit]

ay (plural ays)

  1. Alternative spelling of aye ("yes")
    counting the ays and the noes in a vote

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English ai, from Old Norse ei, from Proto-Germanic *aiwaz (eternity, age), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vitality); cognate with Old English ā, Ancient Greek ἀεί (aeí, always), and Latin aevum (an age).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ay (not comparable)

  1. (archaic, poetic or Northern England) Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.
    • 1670, John Barbour, The Acts and Life of the most victorious Conquerour Robert Bruce King of Scotland, as cited in 1860, Thomas Corser, Collectanea Anglo-poetica, page 160
      O he that hath ay lived free, [...]
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ay

  1. New Zealand spelling of eh (question tag)
    • 2013 November 13, “Surprising changes in the way Aucklanders speak”, in Stuff[2]:
      For example, New Zealanders tended to say "ay" at the end of sentences, but in the Asian community people used different tags to check whether people were still listening.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Anguthimri[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay

  1. (Mpakwithi) vegetable

References[edit]

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 184

Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic ај
Perso-Arabic آی

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k). Cognate with Chuvash уйӑх (ujăh) See Turkish ay for more cognates.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month
  3. date (day of the month)
    Bu gün ayın neçəsidir?What date is it today?

Declension[edit]

    Declension of ay
singular plural
nominative ay
aylar
definite accusative ayı
ayları
dative aya
aylara
locative ayda
aylarda
ablative aydan
aylardan
definite genitive ayın
ayların
    Possessive forms of ay
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayım aylarım
sənin (your) ayın ayların
onun (his/her/its) ayı ayları
bizim (our) ayımız aylarımız
sizin (your) ayınız aylarınız
onların (their) ayı or ayları ayları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayımı aylarımı
sənin (your) ayını aylarını
onun (his/her/its) ayını aylarını
bizim (our) ayımızı aylarımızı
sizin (your) ayınızı aylarınızı
onların (their) ayını or aylarını aylarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayıma aylarıma
sənin (your) ayına aylarına
onun (his/her/its) ayına aylarına
bizim (our) ayımıza aylarımıza
sizin (your) ayınıza aylarınıza
onların (their) ayına or aylarına aylarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayımda aylarımda
sənin (your) ayında aylarında
onun (his/her/its) ayında aylarında
bizim (our) ayımızda aylarımızda
sizin (your) ayınızda aylarınızda
onların (their) ayında or aylarında aylarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) ayımdan aylarımdan
sənin (your) ayından aylarından
onun (his/her/its) ayından aylarından
bizim (our) ayımızdan aylarımızdan
sizin (your) ayınızdan aylarınızdan
onların (their) ayından or aylarından aylarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) ayımın aylarımın
sənin (your) ayının aylarının
onun (his/her/its) ayının aylarının
bizim (our) ayımızın aylarımızın
sizin (your) ayınızın aylarınızın
onların (their) ayının or aylarının aylarının

Chavacano[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ay

  1. Indicates the future tense.

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k) (moon, month). Compare Turkish ay (moon, month).

Noun[edit]

ay

  1. month
  2. moon

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[3], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ay

  1. obsolete typography of aj

Gagauz[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *āń(k) (moon, month). Compare Turkish ay (moon, month).

Noun[edit]

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month

Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἅγιος (hágios).

Noun[edit]

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. saint

Declension[edit]


Highland Popoluca[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay

  1. leaf

References[edit]

  • Elson, Benjamin F.; Gutiérrez G., Donaciano (1999) Diccionario popoluca de la Sierra, Veracruz (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 41)‎[4] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., →ISBN, page 10

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish ha i (it has there).

Verb[edit]

ay (Latin spelling)

  1. there is, there are

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ei, ey, from Proto-Germanic *aiwa, *aiwō (ever, always).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ay

  1. always, constantly, unceasingly; eternally, forever

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aye
  • Yola: aye

References[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

ay

  1. first-person singular present indicative of avoir

Rayón Zoque[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay

  1. leaf
  2. brim (of a hat)

References[edit]

  • Harrison, Roy; B. de Harrison, Margaret; López Juárez, Francisco; Ordoñes, Cosme (1984) Vocabulario zoque de Rayón (Serie de diccionarios y vocabularios indígenas Mariano Silva y Aceves; 28)‎[5] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 4

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from a use of aye to express agreement.

Adverb[edit]

ay (not comparable)

  1. yes

Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay ?

  1. dog

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Interjection[edit]

¡ay!

  1. Ah!, Alas!
  2. Woe!
  3. expresses pain, sorrow, or surprise
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ay

  1. Obsolete spelling of hay

Further reading[edit]


Sranan Tongo[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay

  1. Alternative spelling of ai.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Hanunoo ay, Cebuano kay.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • 'y (elided form, informal, following a word ending with a vowel or "n")

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

ay

  1. Separates the subject and the predicate. Indicative of a sentence inversion, i.e. from predicate-first form to subject-first form.
    Ako ay Pilipino. (Pilipino ako.)
    I am Filipino.
    Ika'y isang sirena.
    You're a mermaid. (You're gay.)
Usage notes[edit]

This word is often confused (by speakers of English or similar languages) to mean to be due to its similarity in location on sentences in subject-first form.

This is usually elided to 'y following a word ending in a vowel in speech and casual and poetic writing.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *ai and/or Spanish ay. Related to English ay. Compare Hokkien (ai).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ay

  1. general exclamation: alas; no; oh; oops
    Ay! Nahulog.
    Oops! It fell.
    Ay! Mali.
    Oh! It's wrong.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish آی(ay, moon, month, crescent, a beautiful face), from Proto-Turkic *āń(k) (moon, month).[1]

Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰖( /ay/, moon, month), Karakhanid ااىْ(āy, moon, month), Old Uyghur [script needed] (ay, moon, month), Azerbaijani ay (moon), Bashkir ай (ay, moon), Chuvash уйӑх (ujăh, moon), Kazakh ай (ay, moon), Khakas ай (ay, moon), Kyrgyz ай (ay, moon), Southern Altai ай (ay, moon), Tatar ай (ay, moon), Turkmen āý (moon), Tuvan ай (ay, moon), Uyghur ئاي(ay, moon), Uzbek oy (moon), Yakut ый (ıy, moon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay (definite accusative ayı, plural aylar)

  1. moon
  2. month
Declension[edit]
Inflection
Nominative ay
Definite accusative ayı
Singular Plural
Nominative ay aylar
Definite accusative ayı ayları
Dative aya aylara
Locative ayda aylarda
Ablative aydan aylardan
Genitive ayın ayların
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish آی(ay!), akin to Karakhanid [script needed] (ay!, oh!), Old Uyghur [script needed] (ay!, oh!)

Interjection[edit]

ay

  1. exclamation of surprise, shock or fear: oh!
    Ay kim gelmiş!Oh (look) who is (apparently) here!
  2. exclamation of pain: ouch!
    Ay, başım!Ouch, my head (hurt)!
Related terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ay in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*āń(k)”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill

Wolof[edit]

Article[edit]

ay

  1. some (plural indefinite article)

Usage notes[edit]

Precedes the noun.


Zaghawa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ay

  1. I (first person pronoun)

References[edit]