tay

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See also: Tay, tây, and Tây

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tay (plural tays)

  1. (obsolete) The outer membrane of the brain.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: Enprynted and fynysshed in thabbey Westmestre [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur by Syr Thomas Malory; the Original Edition of William Caxton Now Reprinted and Edited with an Introduction and Glossary by H. Oskar Sommer, Ph.D.; with an Essay on Malory’s Prose Style by Andrew Lang, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      , Bk.XXI, Ch.4:
      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.

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Kalasha[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tay

  1. your (singular)

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Kwaza[edit]

Noun[edit]

tay

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • Hein van der Voort, A Grammar of Kwaza

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?].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tay (definite accusative tayı, plural taylar)

  1. colt (horse)

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *siː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *sii(ʔ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tay (𢬣)

  1. (colloquial) a hand
  2. (colloquial) an arm
    tay áo
    a 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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