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ay 1

 (ī)
interj.
Used before me to express distress or regret.

ay 2

 (ī)
n. & adv.
Variant of aye1.

ay 3

 (ā)
adv.
Variant of aye2.

ay

()
adv
archaic poetic ever; always
[C12 ai, from Old Norse ei; related to Old English ā always, Latin aevum an age, Greek aiōn]

ay

() or

aye

interj
archaic poetic an expression of misery or surprise
[C14 ey: from an involuntary cry of surprise]

ay

()
sentence substitute, n
a variant spelling of aye1

ay1

or aye

(eɪ)

adv. Archaic.
ever; always.
[1150–1200; Middle English ei, ai < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse ei, c. Old English ā ever]

ay2

(eɪ)

interj. Archaic.
(used to express regret or sorrow.)
[1300–50]

ay

, chihuahua - This interjection expresses surprise or shock—even dismay, annoyance, or resignation.
See also related terms for shock.
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aye

also ay
noun
An affirmative vote or voter:
adverb
Translations

ay(e)

interj (esp Scot dial) → ja; aye, aye, Sir (Naut) → jawohl, Herr Kapitänleutnant/Admiral etc
n (esp Parl) → Jastimme f, → Ja nt; the ayesdiejenigen, die dafür sind, die dafür; the ayes have itdie Mehrheit ist dafür

ay

, aye
adv. sí, claro, desde luego, seguramente.
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