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  • (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.) (possessive 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.



  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



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

Other Languages
Afrikaans: my
asturianu: my
azərbaycanca: my
brezhoneg: my
català: my
čeština: my
dansk: my
Deutsch: my
eesti: my
Ελληνικά: my
español: my
Esperanto: my
euskara: my
فارسی: my
français: my
Frysk: my
Gaelg: my
Gàidhlig: my
galego: my
한국어: my
հայերեն: my
हिन्दी: my
hornjoserbsce: my
hrvatski: my
Ido: my
Interlingue: my
italiano: my
ಕನ್ನಡ: my
қазақша: my
kurdî: my
Latina: my
latviešu: my
Lëtzebuergesch: my
lietuvių: my
Limburgs: my
magyar: my
Malagasy: my
മലയാളം: my
မြန်မာဘာသာ: my
Na Vosa Vakaviti: my
Nederlands: my
日本語: my
norsk: my
norsk nynorsk: my
occitan: my
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: my
polski: my
português: my
русский: my
Simple English: my
српски / srpski: my
suomi: my
svenska: my
Tagalog: my
தமிழ்: my
తెలుగు: my
ไทย: my
ᏣᎳᎩ: my
Türkçe: my
українська: my
اردو: my
vèneto: my
Tiếng Việt: my
中文: my