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my

[mahy] /maɪ/
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
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English mī, variant of mīn, Old English mīn; see mine1
Usage note
See me.

my-

1.
variant of myo- before some vowels:
myalgia.

I

[ahy] /aɪ/
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
Usage note
See me.
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Examples from the web 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.
  • I had even quoted the kristallnacht story in my published work.
  • Deciding that my prize acquisition needed cleaning, they went ahead with that.
  • It has been my intention, for several years past, to publish my thoughts upon religion.
  • The sessions yielded eight songs, including my baby left me and blue suede shoes.
  • For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
  • All my years of humble but singleminded service culminated in that moment of revelation.
British Dictionary definitions for my

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!
interjection
4.
an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc: my, how you've grown!
Word Origin
C12 mī, variant of Old English mīn when preceding a word beginning with a consonant

my2

abbreviation
1.
Malaysia

MY

abbreviation
1.
motor yacht

i

//
noun (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.
  1. something shaped like an I
  2. (in combination): an I-beam
4.
dot the i's and cross the t's, to pay meticulous attention to detail

i

symbol
1.
the imaginary number √–1 Also called j

I1

//
pronoun
1.
(subjective) refers to the speaker or writer
Word Origin
C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám

I2

symbol
1.
(chem) iodine
2.
(physics) current
3.
(physics) isospin
4.
(logic) a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiP Compare A, E, O1
5.
(Roman numeral) one See Roman numerals
abbreviation
6.
Italy (international car registration)
Word Origin
(for sense 4) from Latin (aff)i(rmo) I affirm

my-

combining form
1.
a variant of myo-
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Word Origin and History for my
pron.

c.1200, mi, reduced form of mine used before words beginning in consonants except h- (my father, but mine enemy), and from 14c. before all nouns. As interjection, by 1825, probably a shortened form of my God!

I

pron.

12c. shortening of Old English ic, first person singular nominative pronoun, from Proto-Germanic *ekan (cf. Old Frisian ik, Old Norse ek, Norwegian eg, Danish jeg, Old High German ih, German ich, Gothic ik), from PIE *eg-, nominative form of the first person singular pronoun (cf. Sanskrit aham, Hittite uk, Latin ego (source of French Je), Greek ego, Russian ja, Lithuanian ). Reduced to i by mid-12c. in northern England, it began to be capitalized mid-13c. 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. Latin 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.

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my in Medicine

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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my in Science
i
  (ī)   
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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my in Technology

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

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Related Abbreviations for my

my

  1. Burmese
  2. million years

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
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Idioms and Phrases with my
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