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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: mā, IPA(key): /meɪ/ * Rhymes: -eɪ

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /meɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Old English _magan_, from Proto-Germanic _*maganą_, from Proto-Indo-European _*magʰ_, _*megʰ_. Cognate with Dutch _mogen_, Low German _mögen_, German _mögen_, Swedish _må_, Icelandic _mega_, _megum_. See also _might_. VERB MAY (_third-person singular simple present_ MAY, _present participle_ -, _simple past_ MIGHT, _past participle_ -) * (obsolete, intransitive) To be strong; to have power (over). [8th-17th c.] * (obsolete, auxiliary) To be able; can. [8th-17th c.] * 1621, Robert Burton, _The Anatomy of Melancholy_, II.3.6: But many times […] we give way to passions we MAY resist and will not. * (intransitive, poetic) To be able to go. [from 9th c.] * 1600, William Shakespeare, _A Midsummer Night's Dream_, III.3: O weary night, O long and tedious night, / Abate thy houres, shine comforts from the East, / That I MAY backe to Athens by day-light […]. * (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests. [from 9th c.] _you MAY smoke outside;  MAY I sit there?_ * (modal auxiliary verb, defective) Expressing a present possibility; possibly. [from 13th c.] _he MAY be lying;  Schrödinger's cat MAY or MAY NOT be in the box_ * (subjunctive present, defective) Expressing a wish (with present subjunctive effect). [from 16th c.] _MAY you win;  MAY the weather be sunny_ * 1974, Bob Dylan, Forever Young MAY God bless and keep you always / MAY your wishes all come true / MAY you always do for others / And let others do for you / MAY you build a ladder to the stars / And climb on every rung / MAY you stay forever young * Used in modesty, courtesy, or concession, or to soften a question or remark. * Prior How old MAY Phillis be, you ask. USAGE NOTES * _MAY_ is now a defective verb. It has no infinitive, no past participle, and no future tense. Forms of _to be allowed to_ are used to replace these missing tenses. * The simple past (both indicative and subjunctive) of _MAY_ is _might_ * The present tense is negated as _MAY_ _not_, which can be contracted to _mayn't_, although this is old-fashioned; the simple past is negated as _might_ _not_, which can be contracted to _mightn't_. * _MAY_ has archaic second-person singular present indicative forms _mayest_ and _mayst_. * Usage of this word in the sense of _possibly_ is considered incorrect by some speakers and writers, as it blurs the meaning of the word in the sense _have permission to_. These speakers and writers prefer to use the word _might_ instead. * Wishes are often cast in the imperative rather than the subjunctive mood, not using the word _MAY_, as in _Have a great day!_ rather than _May you have a great day_. SYNONYMS * (have permission to): can, could, might * (possibly): could, might * (in subjunctive): might DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * Appendix:English tag questions

From Old English magan, from Proto-Germanic *maganą, from Proto-Indo-European *magʰ, *megʰ. Cognate with Dutch mogen, Low German mögen, German mögen, Swedish , Icelandic mega, megum. See also might.

Verb

may (third-person singular simple present may, present participle -, simple past might, past participle -)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To be strong; to have power (over). [8th-17th c.]
  2. (obsolete, auxiliary) To be able; can. [8th-17th c.]
  3. (intransitive, poetic) To be able to go. [from 9th c.]
  4. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) To have permission to, be allowed. Used in granting permission and in questions to make polite requests. [from 9th c.]
    you may smoke outside;  may I sit there?
  5. (modal auxiliary verb, defective) Expressing a present possibility; possibly. [from 13th c.]
    he may be lying;  Schrödinger's cat may or may not be in the box
  6. (subjunctive present, defective) Expressing a wish (with present subjunctive effect). [from 16th c.]
    may you win;  may the weather be sunny
  7. Used in modesty, courtesy, or concession, or to soften a question or remark.
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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

French _mai_, so called because it blossoms in _May_. NOUN MAY (_plural_ MAYS) * The hawthorn bush or its blossoms. DERIVED TERMS * Italian may * mayhaw TRANSLATIONS VERB MAY (_third-person singular simple present_ MAYS, _present participle_ MAYING, _simple past and past participle_ MAYED) * To gather may. * 1922, A. E. Housman, _Last Poems_, VII, lines 1-2 In valleys green and still / Where lovers wander MAYING STATISTICS

French mai, so called because it blossoms in May.

Noun

may (plural mays)

  1. The hawthorn bush or its blossoms.
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Verb

may (third-person singular simple present mays, present participle maying, simple past and past participle mayed)

  1. To gather may.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* Amy, MYA, Mya, mya, yam

Dont le dans la catégorieAZERI - NOUN
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Azeri - Noun

MAY * May

may

  1. May

Dont le dans la catégorieCRIMEAN TATAR - NOUN
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Crimean Tatar - Noun

MAY * butter, oil DECLENSION SYNONYMS * yağ

may

  1. butter, oil

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Dont le dans la catégorieKURDISH - NOUN
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Kurdish - Noun

MAY m * intervention DERIVED TERMS * mayê xwe tê dan * maytêder * maytêderî * maytêker * maytêkerî * mayê xwe tê kirin

may m

  1. intervention

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Dont le dans la catégorieMAPUDUNGUN - ADVERB
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Mapudungun - Adverb

MAY (_using Raguileo Alphabet_) * yes

may (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. yes

Dont le dans la catégorieMAPUDUNGUN - REFERENCES
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Mapudungun - References

* Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Dont le dans la catégorieTAGALOG - VERB
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Tagalog - Verb

MAY * there is

may

  1. there is

Dont le dans la catégorieTATAR - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Tatar - Alternative Forms

* май

Dont le dans la catégorieTATAR - NOUN
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Tatar - Noun

MAY * May (_Month of the Year)_ DECLENSION SEE ALSO * Previous: äpril. * Next: yün

may

  1. May (Month of the Year)

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Dont le dans la catégorieUZBEK - NOUN
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Uzbek - Noun

MAY (_plural_ MAYLAR) * May

may (plural maylar)

  1. May

Dont le dans la catégorieWALLOON - ETYMOLOGY
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Walloon - Etymology

From Latin _māius_.

From Latin māius.

Dont le dans la catégorieWALLOON - NOUN
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Walloon - Noun

MAY * May (month)

may

  1. May (month)


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