Origin of ayeMiddle English ai, ay from Old Norse ei from Indo-European base an unverified form aiw-, vital force from source age
An example of aye is what a congressman would say when agreeing with a bill being voted on in Congress.
Origin of ayeprobably from I, person; personal (grammar) pronoun
Origin of ayePerhaps from Middle English ayye ay always ; see aye 2. ye yes ; see yea .
Origin of ayeMiddle English ai from Old Norse ei ; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English aye, ai, agg, from Old Norse ei, ey, from Proto-Germanic *ī́ui ‘ever, always’ (compare Old English ā, ō, Middle Dutch ie, German je), accusative of *aiwaz ‘age; law’ (compare Old English ǣ(w) ‘law’, West Frisian ieu ‘century’, Dutch eeuw ‘century’), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éi̯us ‘long time’ (compare Irish aois ‘age, period’,Breton oad ‘age, period’,Latin ævum ‘eternity’, Ancient Greek αἰών (aiṓn)).
- An affirmative vote; one who votes in the affirmative.
- "To call for the ayes and nays;" "The ayes have it."
- "Aye, when I look at you!..." said one of them to Karp.
- Aye, brother, they will.
- "Aye," he said with a chuckle.
- The aye-aye, Chiromys (or Daubentonia) madagascariensis, is an animal with a superficial resemblance to a longhaired and dusky-coloured cat with unusually large eyes.
- The aye-aye was discovered by Pierre Sonnerat in 1780, the specimen brought to Paris by that traveller being the only one known until 1860.