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Webster 1913 Edition


My

My

(mī)
,
Adj.
& p
oss.
p
ron.
[OE.
mi
, fr.
min
. See
Mine
, and cf., for loss of n,
A
,
Adj.
,
An
,
Adj.
]
Of or belonging to me; – used always attributively;
as,
my
body;
my
book
; – mine is used in the predicate;
as, the book is
mine
. See
Mine
.

Webster 1828 Edition


My

MY

, pronoun. adj. [contracted from migen, mine. Me was originally mig, and the adjective migen. So in L. meus. See Mine.]
Belonging to me; as, this is my book. Formerly, mine was used before a vowel, and my before a consonant; my is now used before both. We say, my book; my own book; my old friend. Mine is still used after a verb; as, this book is mine.

Definition 2022


My

My

See also: Appendix:Variations of "my"

English

Noun

My

  1. megayear

Synonyms

Pronoun

My

  1. Alternative letter-case form of my often used when speaking as God or another important figure who is understood from context.

German

Noun

My n (genitive My or Mys, plural Mys)

  1. mu (Greek letter)

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

A character in the Moomin books by Tove Jansson, Little My, named for the Greek letter μ, mu (my in Swedish ), because she was the smallest thing that there is.

Proper noun

My

  1. A female given name popular in Sweden since the 1980s.

my

my

See also: Appendix:Variations of "my"

English

Alternative forms

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 my possession.
      I have to take my books back to the library soon.
Related terms
Derived terms
Translations
See also

Etymology 2

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

Interjection

my

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

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: him · she · they · #34: my · were · are · their

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /məi/

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

See also


Cornish

Etymology

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

Pronoun

my

  1. I, me

Czech

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɪ/

Pronoun

my

  1. we

Declension


Danish

Noun

my n

  1. The Greek letter μ (mu)

Noun

my c

  1. micron

Synonyms


Egyptian

Alternative forms

Hieroglyphic signage
W19 M17 M17

W19-M17-M17

Pronunciation

Wikipedia: Manuel de Codage

Adverb

my

  1. accordingly

Lojban

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mə/

Cmavo

my (selma'o BY2 BY2)

  1. Letteral for m.

Lower Sorbian

Etymology

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

Pronoun

my pl

  1. we

Declension


Manx

Conjunction

my

  1. if

Polish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɨ/

Pronoun

my

  1. we (first person pl)

Declension

See also

  • Appendix:Polish pronouns

Portuguese

Pronoun

my

  1. Obsolete form of mim.

Slovak

Etymology

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

Pronoun

my

  1. we

Related terms


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

  • IPA(key): /mɛɪ/
  • IPA(key): /mi/ (Eastern)

Pronoun

my

  1. me