fy

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See also: Fy, FY, -fy, and fy.

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin fi (pooh!).

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

fy

  1. (archaic) Expressing disapproval.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Aphetized from defy.

Verb[edit]

fy

  1. (obsolete) To digest.

Anagrams[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

fy (selma'o BY2 BY2)

  1. letteral for f

Norn[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Orkney) fa

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse faðir (father) , from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr. Compare Orcadian fa.

Noun[edit]

fy (definite singular feyrin or fyrin)

  1. (Shetland) father
    • Hildina (source)
      Fy di yera da ov man dum
      father thou overdost thy manhood
      Nu Hildina on askar feyrin sien
      Now Hildina she asks her father
      hien mindi yagh inga forlskona bera fare kera fyrin min
      and sure I will not present any poisoned drink, to serve for my father

Norwegian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

fy

  1. phew, shame; interjection expressing disapproval or disgust

Swedish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

fy

  1. phew, shame; interjection expressing disapproval or disgust

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /və/, /ə/, /ən/

Determiner[edit]

fy (triggers nasal mutation)

  1. my
  2. me (as the direct object of a verbal noun)

Usage notes[edit]

i is sometimes added after the noun.