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Amy \A*my"\, n. [F. ami, fr. L. amicus.] A friend. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, from Old French Amee, literally "beloved," from fem. past participle of amer "to love," from Latin amare, perhaps from PIE *am-a-, suffixed form of root *am-, a Latin and Celtic root forming various nursery words for "mother, aunt," etc. (such as Latin amita "aunt").


Amy is a female given name, sometimes short for Amelia or Amita. In French, the name is spelled " Aimée", which means "beloved".

Amy (demon)

Amy (also Auns, Hanar, Hanni) is a Goetic demon described in the Lesser Key of Solomon (as the fifty-eighth spirit), the Dictionnaire Infernal, in Thomas Rudd's version (as Auns, again fifty-eighth), the Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (the sixtieth spirit), and (as Hanni) in the Munich Manual of Demonic Magic as a President, appearing initially as a flame before turning to a human form. He is claimed to teach astronomy and liberal arts, give familiars, incite positive reactions from rulers, and (according to all sources except the Munich Manual) reveal treasures. According to all sources, he rules over thirty six legions of demons. According to Johann Weyer, he was of both the order of angels and potestats (powers), and holds the futile hope of returning to the seventh heaven after twelve centuries. According to Rudd, Amy is opposed by the Shemhamphorasch angel Ieialel.

Amy (comic strip)

Amy (sometimes called Our Girl Amy) is the title of a comic strip about a girl created by Harry Mace in 1962. Mace was later joined on the strip by Jack Tippit, but Mace left the strip in 1965. Tippit continued alone on the strip until the strip ended in 1991. Tippit received the National Cartoonists Society Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for the strip for 1970. It was syndicated by the Register and Tribune Syndicate, now part of King Features Syndicate.

The comic strip is a gag cartoon centering on a young, blond little girl with a pony tail.

Amy (disambiguation)

Amy is a given name for females.

Amy or AMY may also refer to:

  • Amy (1981 film), a 1981 film starring Jenny Agutter
  • Amy (1997 film), a 1997 film starring Rachel Griffiths and Ben Mendelsohn
  • Amy (2015 film), a 2015 documentary film about singer Amy Winehouse
  • Amy (comic strip), created by Harry Mace in 1962
  • Amy (demon), the 58th spirit, a President of Hell in demonology
  • Amy (video game), a 2012 survival horror video game
  • Amy, Oise, a commune in France
  • Amy, Kansas, a community in the United States
  • Amy Records, an American record label
Amy (1981 film)

Amy is a 1981 American family drama film produced by Walt Disney Productions, distributed by Buena Vista Distribution, written by Noreen Stone and directed by Vincent McEveety, and starring Jenny Agutter.

Amy (1997 film)

Amy is a 1997 Australian film written by David Parker and directed by Nadia Tass, starring Alana De Roma in the title role, Rachel Griffiths, Ben Mendelsohn, and Nick Barker.

Amy (video game)

Amy is a survival horror stealth video game, released in 2012, developed by VectorCell and published by Lexis Numérique. Amy depicts the journey of Amy, an autistic psychic child, and her protector Lana. In a city suffused with a zombie-type infection which Amy is immune to (and can heal Lana from), Lana must stay near her young charge, for frequent healing, while protecting her from the infected, and the Phoenix Foundation who hopes to exploit her. Amy received negative critical reviews, although updates were released to address complaints.

Amy (The Walking Dead)

Amy is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and television series, where she is portrayed by Emma Bell.

Amy (soundtrack)

Amy is an original motion picture soundtrack to the 2015 film of the same name. It was released by Island Records on 30 October 2015. It is also the second posthumous compilation album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse (the subject of the film). It features unreleased songs and demos that were included in the documentary and also features music by Brazilian composer Antônio Pinto. The soundtrack peaked at number 19 on the UK Albums Chart.

Amy (2015 film)

Amy (promotionally subtitled as The Girl Behind the Name) is a 2015 British documentary film that depicts the life and death of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees, George Pank, and Paul Bell. It was co-produced by Krishwerkz Entertainment, On The Corner Films, Playmaker Films, and Universal Music, in association with Film 4. The film depicts Winehouse's life largely from the standpoint of her struggle with substance abuse problems both before and after her career began to blossom, and which eventually caused her death.

In February 2015, a teaser trailer based on the life of Winehouse debuted at the pre- Grammy event in the build-up to the 2015 Grammy Awards, and it was announced that the documentary entitled simply as Amy would be released in cinemas later in summer 2015, according to David Joseph, CEO of Universal Music UK. He further stated: "About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her—her career and her life. It's a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius." The film was selected to be shown in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and received its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The film is distributed by the Altitude Film Distribution and A24, being released theatrically on 3 July 2015 in the United Kingdom and United States, before being released worldwide on 10 July. Amy became the highest-grossing British documentary of all time, taking £3 million at the box office in its first weekend. To date the film has received 33 nominations and has won a total of 30 film awards, including for Best European Documentary at the 28th European Film Awards, Best Documentary at the 69th British Academy Film Awards, Best Music Film at the 58th Grammy Awards, the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards and for Best Documentary at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. The success of the film and the music from the soundtrack of the same name also led Winehouse her second posthumous nomination at the 2016 BRIT Awards for "British Female Solo Artist".

Usage examples of "amy".

Very slowly, in between deep breaths, she had explained to Amy that mobs had taken over Paris, that the king and queen were prisoners, and that Papa and Edouard were very much in danger.

If anyone happened upon her, Amy explained that she was preparing amateur theatricals.

From the papers, Amy learned that the Pimpernel had spirited Papa out of prison disguised as a cask of cheap red wine.

French for that, and Amy could already feel her native tongue beginning to slip away under the onslaught of constant English conversation.

Greek would do her no good in her mission, but Amy read them anyway, in memory of Papa.

League of the Purple Gentian to whom Amy planned to offer her services.

At times Amy considered running away to Paris, but how would she even get there?

Jane hurried after Amy into the airy white-and-blue-papered room they had shared since they were old enough to abandon the nursery.

If Amy had been around for the creation of the world, Jane had no doubt that she would have chivvied the Lord into creating the earth in two days rather than seven.

Jane reached around Amy to pluck a locket on a blue ribbon off the dressing table.

In his Nile green frock coat, he looked like a particularly foppish frog, thought Amy disgustedly.

Bertrand, Amy noticed, with the dawning of delight, was visibly weakening.

As for Aunt Prudence, if she had been a younger woman, Amy would have termed her expression positively coquettish!

Where his collar gaped open, Amy could see the strong lines of his throat.

He looked, Amy thought, like an illustration she had once seen of Horatius at the bridge, defending Rome against all comers.