Hi vs My - What's the difference?

hi | my |

As a verb hi

is to call.

As a noun my is

midge, blackfly, midget, gnat or my can be mu (greek letter).



Alternative forms

* (l)


(wikipedia hi) (en interjection)
  • A friendly, informal, casual greeting said when meeting someone.
  • An exclamation to call attention.
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    * (friendly informal greeting) hello


  • , often hyphenated.
  • Get hi- quality videos here!
    Next, set the burner to ''hi .

    Derived terms

    * hi-tech * hi-lo * hi-five


    hi (no attested plural)
  • "Hi" or similar greeting.
  • Synonyms

    * greeting, hello


    * English two-letter words ----



    (wikipedia my)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) my, apocopated form of min, myn, from (etyl) . More at (l).


  • Belonging to me.
  • Don't you know my name?
    I recognised him because he had attended my school.
    Derived terms
    (terms derived using my) * my arse * my ass * my bad * my eye * my fellow Americans * my foot * my God * my goodness * my gosh * my pleasure * my son * my way or the highway * my word

    Etymology 2

    An abbreviation of an oath such as my word'' or ''my lord


    (en interjection)
  • (dated) Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
  • My , what big teeth you have!
    Derived terms
    * my my