An example of aye is what a congressman would say when agreeing with a bill being voted on in Congress.
Origin of ayeMiddle English ai, ay from Old Norse ei from Indo-European base an unverified form aiw-, vital force from source age
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."