my

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English mi, my, apocopated form of min, myn, from Old English mīn (my, mine), from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz (my, mine, pron.) (genitive of *ek (I)), from Proto-Indo-European *méynos (my; mine). Cognate with West Frisian myn (my), Afrikaans my (my), Dutch mijn (my), German mein (my), Swedish min (my). More at me.

Determiner

my

  1. First-person singular possessive determiner. See Appendix:Possessive#English.
    1. Belonging to me.
      I can't find my book.
    2. Associated with me.
      My seat at the restaurant was uncomfortable.
      Don't you know my name?
      I recognised him because he had attended my school.
    3. Related to me.
      My parents won't let me go out tonight.
    4. In the possession of me.
      I have to take my books back to the library soon.
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Etymology 2

An abbreviation of an oath such as my word or my lord

Interjection

my

  1. Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
    My, what big teeth you have!
Derived terms

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Dutch mij.

Pronoun

my (subject ek)

  1. me (object)

See also

Etymology 2

From Dutch mijn.

Determiner

my

  1. my; of me

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Cornish

Alternative forms

  • (Standard Cornish) me

Etymology

From Proto-Brythonic *mi, from Proto-Celtic *mī.

Pronoun

my

  1. Template:def

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronunciation

Pronoun

my

  1. we

Declension


Danish

Noun

my n (singular definite myet, plural indefinite myer)

  1. The Greek letter μ (mu)

Declension

Noun

my c

  1. micron

Synonyms

References


Egyptian

Etymology

mj (like) +‎ -j (adverbializing suffix).

Pronunciation

Adverb

miii
  1. likewise
  2. accordingly

References

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN.

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronoun

my pl

  1. we

Declension


Manx

Conjunction

my

  1. if

Middle English

Determiner

my (subjective pronoun I)

  1. .

References


Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *me-.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

my

  1. we (first person plural )

Declension

See also

Further reading

  • my in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Pronoun

my


Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronunciation

Pronoun

my

  1. we

Related terms

Further reading

  • my in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Swedish

Noun

my n

  1. The Greek letter μ (mu)

Upper Sorbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *my, from Proto-Indo-European *nos

Pronoun

my

  1. we

West Frisian

Pronunciation

Pronoun

my

  1. me

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *mugjǭ, *mują, from Proto-Indo-European *mu (fly), *mew-. Cognates with Norwegian mygg, Swedish mygga, Danish myg, Old English mycg, mycge (whence Middle English mygga, English midge); Old High German mucka (German Mücke (mosquito)); Latvian muša; Albanian mizë; Russian муха (múxa); Ancient Greek μυῖα (muîa); Ukrainian муха (múxa); Bulgarian муха (múxa); Lower Sorbian mucha, Polish mucha and Slovak mucha. Akin to Latin musca (fly). Compare the Dutch mug.

Noun

my n

  1. (collective) mosquitoes

Noun

my f

  1. mosquito

Derived terms