May is defined as possible or permissible.(verb)
See may in Webster's New World College Dictionary
auxiliary verb might
Origin: ME < OE mæg, akin to Ger mag, OHG & Goth magan, lit., to be physically capable of doing < IE base *māgh-, to be able > might
Origin: ME < OE mæg, kinswoman, woman (? merged with ON mær, maiden)
Origin: OFr mai < L (mensis) Maius, (month) of Maius: see Maia
Origin: contr. of Mary, Margaret, often assoc. with the name of the month
Origin: after C. J. Mey, 17th-c. Du explorer
See may in American Heritage Dictionary 4
aux.v. Past tense might might (mīt)
Origin: Middle English, to be able
Origin: , from Old English mǽg
Origin: , first and third person sing. of magan, to be strong, be able; see magh- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: French mai, hawthorn
Origin: , from Mai, May (so called because it blooms in May); see may.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French Mai
Origin: , from Latin Māius (mēnsis), (the month) of Maia
Origin: , from Māia, an Italic goddess; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
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