my

English

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Pronunciation

  • (stressed) enPR: IPA(key): /maɪ/
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  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /maɪ/, /mə/
    • (unstressed, Cockney) IPA(key): /mɪ/, /mi/
  • IPA(key): /mi/ in some speakers of Hiberno-English, Scouse
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophone: muh (some dialects)

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!
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Other Languages
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日本語: my
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Simple English: my
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