Ab

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

Ab

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) alabamine

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English[edit]

Wikisource
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]

Borrowed from Hebrew אָב(āv).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ab (plural Abs)

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Short form of Abner.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ab

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

Etymology 4[edit]

From the nineteenth-century Lepsius transcription, ȧb, of Egyptian jb (heart, mind, intention),
ib
Z1
.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Ab (plural Abs)

  1. (dated) In Egyptian belief, the heart and will and conscience of a person, especially that of the recently deceased which proceeds to the afterlife and is weighed as evidence during his or her judgement.
  2. (dated) An Ancient Egyptian amulet in the shape of a heart (
    ib
    ).
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Etymology 5[edit]

Abbreviation.

Noun[edit]

Ab (uncountable)

  1. (title) Abbreviation of Abbot.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002) , “Ab”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 2.

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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.

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