Ay interj. Ah! alas! “Ay me! I fondly dream ‘Had ye been there.'”
Ay adv. Same as Aye.
Aye, Ay adv. Yes; yea; -- a word expressing assent, or an affirmative answer to a question. It is much used in viva voce voting in legislative bodies, etc.
Note: ☞ This word is written I in the early editions of Shakespeare and other old writers.
Aye, Ay adv. Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.
For his mercies aye endure. --Milton.
For aye, always; forever; eternally.