AY was the penultimate Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. He held the throne of Egypt for a brief four-year period (probably 1323 – 1319 BC or 1327 – 1323 BC, depending on which chronology is followed), although he was a close advisor to two and perhaps three of the pharaohs who ruled before him and was the power behind the throne during Tutankhamun's reign.
AYABACA is a town located in the highlands of the Piura Region in northwestern Peru.
AYAK is a code used by the members of the Ku Klux Klan to recognize one another. A member may use the acronym AYAK (Are you a Klansman?) in conversation to surreptitiously identify himself to another potential member. The response AKIA (A Klansman I am) completes the greeting.
The AYE-AYE (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a strepsirrhine native to Madagascar that combines rodent-like teeth with a long, thin middle finger to fill the same ecological niche as a woodpecker. It is the world's largest nocturnal primate, and is characterized by its unique method of finding food; it taps on trees to find grubs, then gnaws holes in the wood and inserts its elongated middle finger to pull the grubs out.
In law, AYEL, also known as ayle, aiel, or de avo, is a writ where a grandfather, being seized on his demesne on the day of his death, a stranger enters the same day, and dispossesses the rightful heir, the grandchild. The writ allowed the grandchild to oust the stranger.
ʿÁYIN or ʿayin is the sixteenth letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew ע and Arabic ʿayn ع (in abjadi order). It is the twenty first alphabet in new Persian alphabet. It originally represented a sound approximately like a voiced pharyngeal fricative (IPA /ʕ/), which has no equivalent in English.
AYON Island is an island located directly off the coast of Chukotka in the East Siberian Sea. The island is 63 km long and 38 km wide. It is generally low and flat and there are many small lakes and swamps.
AYOREO is a Zamucoan language spoken in both Paraguay and Bolivia. It is also known as Morotoco , Moro, Ayoré, and Pyeta Yovai. However, the name "Ayoreo" is more common in Bolivia, and "Morotoco" in Paraguay.
AYOUP or AYUUB is one of the subclans of the Somali Isaaq family. In Somaliland they inhabit the western and northern areas of the Woqooyi Galbeed region, along with the city of Burco in the Togdheer region. They also inhabit Ethiopia's eastern Haud area and some parts of Mogadishu (Muqdisho). Ayuub was the eldest son of Sheikh Isaaq Ahmed.
AYURVEDA or Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient Hindu system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is used by millions of people in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and increasingly in the west. The word "Ayurveda" is a tatpurusha compound of the word āyus meaning "life," "life principle," or "long life" and the word veda, which refers to a system of "knowledge." Thus "Ayurveda" roughly translates as the "knowledge of life" or "knowledge of a long life".
For the words beginning with ABP, I only found acronyms, like for example:
ABPA is an acronym that may refer to:
•Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, a condition characterised by an exagerated response of the immune system
•American Benefit Plan Administrators, a US-based employee benefits administration firm
ABPH: Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd owns and operates 21 ports in the United Kingdom. As such, it manages around 25 per cent of the UK's sea borne trade. The company's activities cover transport, haulage and terminal operations, ship's agency, dredging and marine consultancy.
•Ankle brachial pressure index, a measure of the fall in blood pressure in the arteries supplying the legs
•Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, the trade association for companies in the UK producing prescription medicines