And mayst thou grope at midday as the blind is wont to grope in the dark, and not make straight thy ways.
"And so mayst thou," called out a voice from among the violins.
And that thou, reader, mayst obtain it, is the earnest desire of him that is ever thine in so good a work.
For mayst ou sourmounten ise olifut in gretnesse or weyt of body.
This shall be all thy service for this day, so mayst thou do it at thine own leisure, and not weary thyself.
mayst thou perish, both thou and whoever else is forward to assist friends against their will otherwise than by honorable means.
Yudhishthira said: “mayst thou secure peace between kinsmen.”
Farewell, and God have thee in His keeping; so mayst thou escape the pity of the world.
Is it that thou, too, even as I, mayst be persecuted with false accusations?'
Therefore, though you mayst not see the fruits of virtue, thou shouldst not yet doubt religion or gods.
Old English mæg "am able" (infinitive magan, past tense meahte, mihte), from Proto-Germanic root *mag-, infinitive *maganan (Old Frisian mei/muga/machte "have power, may;" Old Saxon mag/mugan/mahte; Middle Dutch mach/moghen/mohte; Dutch mag/mogen/mocht; Old High German mag/magan/mahta; German mag/mögen/mochte; Old Norse ma/mega/matte; Gothic mag/magan/mahte "to be able"), from PIE *magh- (1) "to be able, have power" (cf. Greek mekhos, makhos "means, instrument," Old Church Slavonic mogo "to be able," mosti "power, force," Sanskrit mahan "great"). Also used in Old English as a "auxiliary of prediction."
"to take part in May Day festivities," late 15c., from May. Related: Mayed; maying.
fifth month, early 12c., from Old French mai and directly from Latin Majus, Maius mensis "month of May," possibly from Maja, Maia, a Roman earth goddess (wife of Vulcan) whose name is of unknown origin; possibly from PIE *mag-ya "she who is great," fem. suffixed form of root *meg- "great" (cognate with Latin magnus). Replaced Old English þrimilce, month in which cows can be milked three times a day. May marriages have been considered unlucky at least since Ovid's day. May-apple attested from 1733, American English.