tay

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See also: Tay, tây, and Tây

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spelling form indicating original pronunciation of tea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /teɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Noun[edit]

tay (plural tays)

  1. (obsolete or dialect) Tea.
    • 1856 October 18, The People's Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator, page 6:
      "[T]hen the Tulip, - ah! didn't the Tulip die hard, - he fout hard for it, even after he had a hole in his head as big as a tay cup."
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 207:
      "There's your tay set for you an' drawin' nicely this minute, Miss Ethel," called old Bridget from the hall.

Anagrams[edit]


Kalasha[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tay

  1. your (singular)

Coordinate terms[edit]


Kwaza[edit]

Noun[edit]

tay

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Hein van der Voort, A Grammar of Kwaza

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French taye, and its source, Latin tēca, thēca, from Ancient Greek θήκη (thḗkē, covering, sheath).

Noun[edit]

tay (plural tays)

  1. The outer membrane of the brain.
    • 1470–1485 (date produced), Thomas Malory, “Capitulum 4”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book XXI, [London: [] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      ryght so he smote hys fadir, Kynge Arthure, with hys swerde holdynge in both hys hondys, uppon the syde of the hede, that the swerde perced the helmet and the tay of the brayne.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tay

  1. Alternative form of þei

Paipai[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tay

  1. big

Pipil[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Izalco) tey (/ˈteːj/)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *tla-. Compare Classical Nahuatl tlein (what).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

tay

  1. (interroɡative) what
    Tay tikwaj yalua?
    What did you eat yesterday?
  2. (relative) what; that which; the thing that
    Tesu nikmati ne tay inak
    I dont't know what she/he said

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Anatolian Turkish [script needed] (tay), from Proto-Turkic [Term?]. Cognate with Kazakh тай (tai), Chuvash тиха (tih̬a), тӑйха (tăjh̬a).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tay (definite accusative tayı, plural taylar)

  1. colt (horse)

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “Assuming (like Shorto did) that there was two phonemes *t₁ (/*t/) and *t₂ (let's say, /*ts/) that were kept distinct in the Northern branches only and merged into *t in the rest, it's unlikely that while the Northern languages themselves have t (Khmu Cuang tiʔ, Danaw ti¹), meaning this is *t₁, it doesn't make sense for Vietic itself to undergo *t (> *s).”

From Proto-Vietic *siː. Cognate with Thavung ซี.

The relationship between this root and the root represented by Khmer ដៃ (day), Bahnar ti, Juang iti is uncertain. Sora siˀi is likely a post-Proto-Munda development, as other Munda reflexes show /t/.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tay (𢬣, 𪮏, , )

  1. (colloquial) a hand
  2. (colloquial) an arm
    tay áoa sleeve
  3. (informal) a guy; a dude
    Tay này không phải vừa đâu!He’s not the type to be trifled with!

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Derived terms