vay

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See also: váy, vây, vậy, and vaþ

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

vay

  1. Obsolete spelling of vai

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian وای (vây, alas!), from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Cognate with English woe, Latin vae, Lithuanian vaĩ, Russian увы́ (uvý), Old Irish fae, among others.

Interjection[edit]

vay

  1. (colloquial) woe, alas!
  2. (exclamation) Vay, vay, vay! (reminiscent of English exclamation "well, well, well")

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

vay

  1. to borrow

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is chiefly said of money. Rarely used in Southern Vietnam, where the word mượn predominates.