guay

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guay (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling גואי)

  1. woe!

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwai/, [ˈɡwai̯]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vae (woe) or Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹 (wai, woe), from Proto-Germanic *wai, both from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Cognate with Portuguese guai and Italian guai.

Interjection[edit]

guay

  1. (obsolete) woe! (expresses grief)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown, maybe related to French gai, Italian gaio, English gay of Germanic origin or from Arabic كويس (kuwayyis).

Adjective[edit]

guay (plural guay or guais)

  1. (Spain, slang) cool
Usage notes[edit]
  • This adjective is most often treated as invariable, with the form guay being used regardless of gender or number; however, the plural form guais is also often found. Hence, “They're very cool” may be expressed either as son muy guay or as son muy guais.

Adverb[edit]

guay

  1. (Spain, slang) cool
Usage notes[edit]
  • Often expanded to guay de Paraguay.
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