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May

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English

Alternative spellings

  • (female given name): Mae

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English, from Old French mai, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Maius, Maia's month, from Maia, a Roman earth goddess, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *magya, she who is great, from Proto-Indo-European base *meg-, great

Pronunciation

Proper noun

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Singular
May

Plural
s

May (s)

  1. The fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, following April and preceding June.
  2. The hawthorn or its blossoms (as it blooms in May)
  3. A female given name, pet name for Mary and Margaret, reinforced by the month and plant meaning
  4. A surname.

Usage notes

  • May (or Mae) is often used in conjoined names (e.g., Lillie Mae, Katie Mae, Fannie Mae).

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Norwegian

Proper noun

May

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Swedish

Proper noun

May

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

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