אח

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾaḫ-.

Noun[edit]

אָח (ákhm (plural indefinite form אַחִים, singular construct form אַח־, plural construct form אֲחֵי־; feminine counterpart אָחוֹת)

  1. A brother, (someone's) brother: a male sibling, a male with the same parents.
  2. (more generally) A brother, a fellow, a (male) member of the same group.
  3. A male nurse.
  4. (אַח־, ákh-) Singular construct form of אח (ákh)‎.
Usage notes[edit]
  • In addition to the singular construct form אַח־ (akh-) given above, the form אֲחִי־ (akhí) exists as well.

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

אָח (ákh)

  1. Darn it, oh, no, alas, ach: an expression of dismay.
    אח, שכחתי מזה.ákh, shakhákhti mizé.Ach, I forgot about that.
    • Ezekiel 6:11, with translation of the King James Version:
      הַכֵּה בְכַפְּךָ וּרְקַע בְּרַגְלְךָ וֶאֱמָר אָח
      haké v'khap'khá urká b'ragl'khá veemór ákh
      Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas