myn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Respelling of men based on womyn, which was itself respelled so as to be spelled differently from men.

Noun[edit]

myn pl

  1. (very rare, chiefly humorous) Alternative spelling of men (plural of man)
    • 1994, John Leo, Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police (ISBN 1412845386), page 41:
      Old Yeller — Senior animal companion of color.
      Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — One of the monocultural oppressed womyn confronts the vertically challenged.
      Men at Arms — The myn are at it again.
    • 2000 April, Out, volume 8, number 10, page 54:
      [] the 12th Gulf Coast Womyn's Festival is here. (Once again, myn are strictly forbidden.) The weekend-long event holds the promise of craft markets, acoustic folk sing-alongs, and Southern-food potlucks.
    • 2005, Lisa Lees, Fragments of Gender (ISBN 1411637119), page 30:
      I do not expect to be included in all 'womyn space' (nor, truth be told, do I wish to be). But if the choice is between womyn space and myn space, I sure as heck do not belong in the latter.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English; compare Modern German mein

Pronoun[edit]

myn

  1. (possessive) my

West Frisian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

myn

  1. (possessive) my