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Meaning of my by Wiktionary Dictionary

my


    Pronunciation

    • enPR: mī IPA: /maɪ/, X-SAMPA: /maI/
    • Rhymes: -aɪ
    • Homophone: muh ( some dialects )

    Etymology 1

    From Middle English my, apocopated form of min, myn, from Old English mīn ( “my, mine” ), from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz ( “my, mine”, pron. ), genitive of Proto-Germanic *ek ( “I” ). Cognate with West Frisian myn ( “my” ), Afrikaans my ( “my” ), Dutch mijn ( “my” ), German mein ( “my” ). More at me .

    Pronoun

    my possessive pronoun

    1. ( attributive ) Belonging to me .
      Don't you know my name?
      I recognised him because he had attended my school .
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    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!
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    Etymology

    Ancient Greek μῦς ( mus, “mouse, mussel, muscle” )

    Preposition

    my-

    1. Relating to muscle





Definition of my by GCIDE Dictionary

my


  1. My ( mī ), a. & poss. pron. [OE. mi, fr. min. See Mine, and cf., for loss of n, A, a., An, a.] 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.