ay etymology

English word ay comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu-, Proto-Germanic *agwjō, Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂, and later Proto-Germanic *ahwō (Stream, river. Water.)

Detailed word origin of ay

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂eyu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*agwjō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*h₂ekʷeh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*aiw- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*aiwa- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*ahwō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Stream, river. Water.
ey Old Norse (non) Island.
agg Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
ay English (eng) (archaic, poetic, _, or, _, Northern England) Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time. (question tag).

Words with the same origin as ay

Descendants of *h₂eyu-
a ache ae age awe awesome aye each eternal eternity medieval nay teen teenage toothache underage
Descendants of *agwjō
and baht but d'ye ey for island nor oi or ya yay ye ye'll yea yeah yet yo
Descendants of *h₂ekʷeh₂
aquarium eddy hay hey