fay

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English feyen, feien, from Old English fēġan (to join, unite), from Proto-Germanic *fōgijaną (to join), from *fōgō (joint, slot), from Proto-Indo-European *paḱ- (to fasten, place). Akin to Old Frisian fōgia (to join), Old Saxon fōgian (to join), Middle Low German fögen (to join, add), Dutch voegen (to add, place), Old High German fuogen (to connect) (German fügen (to connect)), Old English fōn (to catch). More at fang.

Verb[edit]

fay (third-person singular simple present fays, present participle faying, simple past and past participle fayed)

  1. To fit.
  2. To join or unite closely or tightly.
    • Model Shipbuilders, 2010:
      I have a strip cutter and I can cut the exact widths I need to fit, they are easy to fay together and attach very firmly to the bulkheads.
  3. To lie close together.
  4. To fadge.
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Adjective[edit]

fay (comparative more fay, superlative most fay)

  1. Fitted closely together.
    • US Patent Application 20070033853, 2006:
      Under the four outer corners of the horizontal frame platform 22 are four tubular leg sleeves 23 that are fay together one at each outer corner.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English fegien, fæien (to cleanse), from Old Norse fægja (to cleanse, polish), from Proto-Germanic *fēgijaną (to decorate, make beautiful), from Proto-Indo-European *pōḱ-, *pēḱ- (to clean, adorn). Cognate with Swedish feja (to sweep), Danish feje (to sweep), German fegen (to cleanse, scour, sweep), Dutch vegen (to sweep, strike). More at feague, fake, fair.

Verb[edit]

fay (third-person singular simple present fays, present participle faying, simple past and past participle fayed)

  1. (dialectal) To cleanse; clean out.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Middle English faie, fei (a place or person possessed with magical properties), from Middle French feie, fee (fairy", "fae). More at fairy.

Noun[edit]

fay (plural fays)

  1. A fairy.
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Adjective[edit]

fay (comparative more fay, superlative most fay)

  1. Fairy like.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Abbreviation of ofay.

Noun[edit]

fay (plural fays)

  1. (US slang) A white person.
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Adjective[edit]

fay (comparative more fay, superlative most fay)

  1. (US slang) White; white-skinned.
    • 1946, Mezz Mezzrow; Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues, New York: Random House, page 62:
      I really went for Ray's press roll on the drums; he was the first fay boy I ever heard who mastered this vital foundation of jazz music.
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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English fāg.

Noun[edit]

fay

  1. Alternative form of fou

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English fǣġe.

Adjective[edit]

fay

  1. Alternative form of fey (marked for death)

Nung[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Thai ไฟ (fai), Lao ໄຟ (fai).

Noun[edit]

fay

  1. fire

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French faille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fay (definite accusative fayı, plural faylar)

  1. (geology) fault
    Kuzey Anadolu Fay Hattı dünyanın en tehlikeli faylarından biridir.
    The North Anatolian Fault Line is one of the most dangerous faults in the world.

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative fay
Definite accusative fayı
Singular Plural
Nominative fay faylar
Definite accusative fayı fayları
Dative faya faylara
Locative fayda faylarda
Ablative faydan faylardan
Genitive fayın fayların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular fayım faylarım
2nd singular fayın fayların
3rd singular fayı fayları
1st plural fayımız faylarımız
2nd plural fayınız faylarınız
3rd plural fayları fayları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular fayımı faylarımı
2nd singular fayını faylarını
3rd singular fayını faylarını
1st plural fayımızı faylarımızı
2nd plural fayınızı faylarınızı
3rd plural faylarını faylarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular fayıma faylarıma
2nd singular fayına faylarına
3rd singular fayına faylarına
1st plural fayımıza faylarımıza
2nd plural fayınıza faylarınıza
3rd plural faylarına faylarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular fayımda faylarımda
2nd singular fayında faylarında
3rd singular fayında faylarında
1st plural fayımızda faylarımızda
2nd plural fayınızda faylarınızda
3rd plural faylarında faylarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular fayımdan faylarımdan
2nd singular fayından faylarından
3rd singular fayından faylarından
1st plural fayımızdan faylarımızdan
2nd plural fayınızdan faylarınızdan
3rd plural faylarından faylarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular fayımın faylarımın
2nd singular fayının faylarının
3rd singular fayının faylarının
1st plural fayımızın faylarımızın
2nd plural fayınızın faylarınızın
3rd plural faylarının faylarının
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular fayım faylarım
2nd singular faysın faylarsın
3rd singular fay
faydır
faylar
faylardır
1st plural fayız faylarız
2nd plural faysınız faylarsınız
3rd plural faylar faylardır

References[edit]

  • fay in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu