Wt/sco/aye

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Inglis aye, ai, agg, from Old Norse ei, ey, from Template:Wt/sco/proto ‘ever, always’ (compare Old English ā, ō, Middle Dutch ie, German je), accusative of Template:Wt/sco/proto ‘age; law’ (compare Old English ǣ(w) ‘law’, West Frisian ieu ‘id’, Dutch eeuw ‘century’), from Template:Wt/sco/proto ‘long time’ (compare Irish aois ‘age, period’, Latin ævum ‘eternity’, Ancient Greek aiṓn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(No language code specified.): /eɪ/
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  • (incorrectly)[1] IPA(No language code specified.): /aɪ/
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    • Homophones: ay, eye, I

Adverb[edit]

aye (nae comparable)

  1. Template:Wt/sco/archaic ever, always
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References[edit]
  1. Template:Wt/sco/R:OED2

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from use of aye as expression of agreement, or from Middle Inglis a ye (oh yes). More at oh, yea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(No language code specified.): /aɪ/
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  • Homophones: ay, eye, I

Alternative forms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aye

  1. yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question.
Usage notes[edit]

It is much used in Scotland, the north and Midlands of England, the northern counties of Ireland, viva voce voting in legislative bodies, etc., or in nautical contexts.

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References[edit]
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165

Noun[edit]

aye (plural Wt/sco/ayes)

  1. An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
    "To call for the ayes and nays;" "The ayes have it."
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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ei, ey, cognate with Old English ā.

Adverb[edit]

aye (nae comparable)

  1. used to show agreement or acceptance; yes
  2. always, still
    A'll aye be wi ye an A'm nae carin whit thay say - I will always/ still be with you and I don't care what they say

Interjection[edit]

Template:Wt/sco/sco-intj

  1. yes; yea; a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question