Ab

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

Ab

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) alabamine

References[edit]


English[edit]

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:

Etymology 1[edit]

The first letter of each of the two syllables of antibody.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Ab (plural Abs)

  1. (immunology) Antibody.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hebrew אָב (āv).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ab (plural Abs)

  1. (Judaism) Av. [First attested in the late 18thcentury.][1]

Etymology 3[edit]

Short from of Abner.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ab

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Abner, occasionally used as a formal given name.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Egyptian jb, (heart):

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ab (plural Abs)

  1. In Egyptian mythology, the spirit of the heart and the will and conscience of the recently deceased which proceeds to the afterlife and is given as evidence towards the deceased.

Etymology 5[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

Ab (uncountable)

  1. (title) Abbreviation of Abbot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 2

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew אָב (āv).

Proper noun[edit]

Ab m

  1. (Judaism) Av, the eleventh month of the Jewish calendar.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
Ab nAb hAb tAb
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ab

  1. (Finland) Abbreviation of aktiebolag.

Usage notes[edit]

Ab is used in Finnish Swedish. In Sweden, the abbreviation of aktiebolag is AB.