That Tut accomplished all this before his 12th birthday suggests aye was the power behind the throne.
“aye ready;” and arm-in-arm we raced into the dining-room, scandalizing the servants.
“aye,” his father said—the last thing he would ever say to him.
"always, ever," c.1200, from Old Norse ei "ever" (cognate with Old English a "always, ever"), from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cf. Greek aion "age, eternity," Latin aevum "space of time;" see eon).