my

[mahy]
pronoun
1.
(a form of the possessive case of I used as an attributive adjective): My soup is cold.
interjection
2.
Also, my-my. (used as an exclamation of mild surprise or dismay): My, what a big house this is! My-my, how old he looks!

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English mī, variant of mīn, Old English mīn; see mine1


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my-

variant of myo- before some vowels: myalgia.

I

[ahy]
pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.
1.
the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.
noun, plural I's.
2.
(used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
3.
Metaphysics. the ego.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English ik, ich, i; Old English ic, ih; cognate with German ich, Old Norse ek, Latin ego, Greek egṓ, OCS azŭ, Lithuanian aš, Sanskrit ahám


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i or I (aɪ)
 
n , pl i's, I's, Is
1.  the ninth letter and third vowel of the modern English alphabet
2.  any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in bite or hit
3.  a.  something shaped like an I
 b.  (in combination): an I-beam
4.  dot the i's and cross the t's to pay meticulous attention to detail
 
I or I
 
n

i
 
symbol for
Also called: j the imaginary number √--1

I1 (aɪ)
 
pron
(subjective) refers to the speaker or writer
 
[C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám]

I2
 
symbol for
1.  chem iodine
2.  physics current
3.  physics isospin
4.  logic A E Compare O a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiP
5.  Roman numeral See Roman numerals one
 
abbreviation for
6.  Italy (international car registration)
 
[(for sense 4) from Latin (aff)i(rmo) I affirm]

my1 (maɪ)
 
determiner
1.  of, belonging to, or associated with the speaker or writer (me): my own ideas; do you mind my smoking?
2.  used in various forms of address: my lord; my dear boy
3.  used in various exclamations: my goodness!
 
interj
4.  an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc: my, how you've grown!
 
[C12 mī, variant of Old English mīn when preceding a word beginning with a consonant]

my2
 
the internet domain name for
Malaysia

MY
 
abbreviation for
motor yacht

my-
 
combining form
a variant of myo-

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Word Origin & History

I
12c. shortening of O.E. ic, first person sing. nom. pronoun, from P.Gmc. *ekan (cf. O.Fris. ik, O.N. ek, Norw. eg, Dan. jeg, O.H.G. ih, Ger. ich, Goth. ik), from PIE *ego(m) (cf. Skt. aham, Hitt. uk, L. ego, Gk. ego, Rus. ja). Reduced to i by 1137 in northern England, it began to be capitalized c.1250
to mark it as a distinct word and avoid misreading in handwritten manuscripts.
"The reason for writing I is ... the orthographic habit in the middle ages of using a 'long i' (that is, j or I) whenever the letter was isolated or formed the last letter of a group; the numeral 'one' was written j or I (and three iij, etc.), just as much as the pronoun." [Otto Jespersen, "Growth and Structure of the English Language," p.233]
The form ich or ik, especially before vowels, lingered in northern England until c.1400 and survived in southern dialects until 18c. The dot on the "small" letter -i- began to appear in 11c. L. manuscripts, to distinguish the letter from the stroke of another letter (such as -m- or -n-). Originally a diacritic, it was reduced to a dot with the introduction of Roman type fonts. The basic word for "I" in Japanese is watakushi, but it is not much used. Words that boys usually use are boku (polite) or ore (OH-ray), a rougher word, which can be rude depending on the situation. Girls usually use atashi (a feminine-sounding word) or the neutral watashi, but a tomboy might use boku like boys do.

my
developed c.1200 as mi, reduced form of mine used before words beginning in consonants except h- (my father, but mine enemy), and before all nouns beginning 14c. As interjection, 18c., probably a shortened form of my God!
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Medical Dictionary

I

  1. The symbol for the element iodine.

  2. iThe symbol for current.

My abbr.
myopia

my- pref.
Variant of myo-.

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Science Dictionary
i   (ī)  Pronunciation Key 
The number whose square is equal to -1. Numbers expressed in terms of i are called imaginary or complex numbers.
I  
  1. The symbol for electric current.

  2. The symbol for iodine.


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Computing Dictionary

my definition

networking
The country code for Malaysia.
(1999-01-27)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
i
imaginary unit
I
  1. current

  2. ice

  3. incomplete

  4. institute

  5. intelligence

  6. interstate

  7. iodine

  8. isospin

  9. Italy (international vehicle ID)

  10. 1

my
  1. Burmese

  2. million years

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Example sentences for My
Somewhere deep in my soul, i suppose, there lurks a jailhouse rapist.
Hath mingled my joy with bitterness of the death of her who brought me this
  happiness.
Being proisrael is no defense, as i long ago learned to my cost.
Then he and my father retired to another room to talk the issue out.
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