Posted by Bruce Kahl on December 05, 1999

In Reply to: AHOY (AHOJ) posted by olda on December 05, 1999

: Origin of AHOY (Sailor Greeting); and how it became a very widely used greeting by the land locked Czechs ? (AHOJ)

Miriam Webster:

Main Entry: hoy
Pronunciation: 'hoi
Function: interjection
Etymology: Middle English
Date: 14th century
-- used in attracting attention or in driving animals