ach

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See also: ách, -ach, and ACH

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ache, from Latin apium (parsley).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ach (plural achs)

  1. (obsolete) A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley.

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ach

  1. oh, expresses compassion, surprise and dismay

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: ag

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ach

  1. oh: expressing of surprise
  2. oh: expressing wonder, amazement, or awe
  3. oh: expressing understanding, recognition, or realization
  4. oh: preceding an offhand or annoyed remark
  5. oh: an invocation or address

External links[edit]

  • ach in Duden online

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish acht (but, except), from Proto-Celtic *ektos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ach

  1. but

Preposition[edit]

ach

  1. except, but

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ach

  1. but, only, merely

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish acht (but, except), from Proto-Celtic *ektos, from Proto-Indo-European *eghs.

Conjunction[edit]

ach

  1. but
    thèid mise ach cha tèid thusa - I'll go but you won't [go]
  2. except, only
    cha robh ann ach trì daoine - there were only three people (literally "there was not there but/except for three people")

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened form of feuch.

Conjunction[edit]

ach

  1. so that
    dh'aontaich e ach am biodh adhartas air choireigin ann - he agreed so that there would be some progress

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *akkā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekkeh₂ (compare Latin Acca Larentia, a Roman goddess, Ancient Greek Ἀκκώ (Akkṓ) ‘nurse of Demeter’, Sanskrit अक्का (akkā) ‘mother’).

Noun[edit]

ach f (plural achau or achoedd)

  1. kinship
  2. pedigree, ancestry
  3. (plural) lineage
  4. (plural) genealogy, family roots

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ach unchanged unchanged hach