ay, aye [to rhyme with English i] interjection yes la18-. etymology: Scots; origin obscure; does not appear in English before 1575; collected by RD; attested by SR, BS in TDITA, JS, BW and DW
aye, aie [to rhyme with English i] adverb always, continuously, at all times: the bairn wis aye ettlin for chips [the small child was always wanting chips]; Ye've aie been a saftie wi her. [You have alway been soft-hearted with her.] la14-. etymology: Scots; attested by BS in TDITA, JS and BW; form aie attested by ET