- fiscal year.
- a verbal suffix meaning “to make,” “cause to be,” “render” (simplify; beautify); “to become,” “be made” (liquefy). The suffix was introduced into English in loan words from Old French (deify), but is also used in the formation of new words, usually on a Latin root (reify).
Origin of -fy
< Old French -fier ≪ Latin -ficāre to do, make
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These trends have continued into the first two months of the 2014 FY year.
But the data from the first two months of FY 2014 tell the same story.
For the first two months, revenues are $381.4 billion, up 10 percent from the first two months of FY 2013.
Meanwhile, spending, at $603 billion, is down nearly five percent from $633 billion in the first two months of FY 2013.
The most recent filing for FY 2009–10 puts his earnings at $490,000.Betty Ford Center's Messy Path After Former First Lady's Death
November 9, 2011
If it is in the guise of a male it says, in addition, “Fy mlentyn, fy mlentyn bach!”The Banshee
I have done so in my earlier budgets, and in my FY '82 budget.
Fy upon us, who woo such a black-skinned harlot, when we may get such a fair, fair match in heaven!Letters of Samuel Rutherford
This Administration has supported for FY 1981 the largest peacetime increase ever in military pay and allowances.
The legislation which I will be submitting to you for FY 82 provides the authority and the funds to carry on this activity.
- to make or becomebeautify; simplify; liquefy
from Old French -fier, from Latin -ficāre, verbal ending formed from -ficus -fic
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Word Origin and History for fy
word-forming element meaning "to make into," from French -fier, from Latin -ficare, from unstressed form of facere "to make, do" (see factitious).
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