- aye[aye 词源字典]
- aye: see ever, i
[aye etymology, aye origin, 英语词源]
- aye (interj.)
- word of assent, 1570s, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of I, meaning "I assent;" or an alteration of Middle English yai "yes" (see yea), or from aye (adv.) "always, ever."
- aye (adv.)
- "always, ever," c. 1200, from Old Norse ei "ever" (cognate with Old English a "always, ever"), from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cognates: Greek aion "age, eternity," Latin aevum "space of time;" see eon).