ac

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronunciation depends on if this is an initialism, in which case it is pronounced as the letters A and C, or if it is an abbreviation, in which case it is pronounced as the full word it abbreviates.

The pronunciation of the medical abbreviation depends on the preference of the user or reader, and whether it is translated from Latin or not.

Noun[edit]

ac (plural acs)

  1. account; money of account
  2. alicyclic
  3. Abbreviation of acre.
  4. Alternative letter-case form of AC (air conditioning)
  5. (electricity) Alternative letter-case form of AC (alternating current)

Adjective[edit]

ac (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) ante cibum, before meals

Anagrams[edit]


Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acus. Compare Romanian ac.

Noun[edit]

ac n (plural atsi/atse)

  1. needle

Azerbaijani[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic аҹ
Roman ac
Perso-Arabic آج

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *āç, *ạ̄č (hunger). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰀𐰲(*āç, hungry)[1], Turkish , see there for more cognates.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ac (comparative daha ac, superlative ən ac)

  1. hungry
    Antonym: tox
    Ac elə bilər hamı acdır, tox elə bilər hamı toxdur.
    The hungry think that everyone is hungry, the sated think that everyone is sated.
    Acın andı and olmaz.
    An oath of a hungry person is no oath.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abuseitova, M. Kh; Bukhatuly, B., editors (2008), “𐰀𐰲”, in TÜRIK BITIG: Ethno Cultural Dictionary, Language Committee of Ministry of Culture and Information of Republic of Kazakhstan

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

āc (plural āc ihqueh or āquihqueh)

  1. who?

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 1
  • Lockhart, James (2001) Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page 210

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ac

  1. plural of at

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ac

  1. Alternative form of atque
    Eminentissimum ac reverendissimum dominum.
    The Most Eminent and Reverend Lord.
    Ea res longe aliter, ac ratus erat, evenit.
    It happened far differently than he had thought.

Usage notes[edit]

  • ac is usually found before words beginning with consonants, rarely before vowels.

References[edit]

  • ac in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ac in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • more than once; repeatedly: semel atque iterum; iterum ac saepius; identidem; etiam atque etiam
    • the position of the lower classes: condicio ac fortuna hominum infimi generis
    • the result has surprised me; I was not prepared for this development: res aliter cecidit ac putaveram
    • to exert oneself very energetically in a matter: multum operae ac laboris consumere in aliqua re
    • written records; documents: litterae ac monumenta or simply monumenta
    • a lifelike picture of everyday life: morum ac vitae imitatio
    • to be an inexperienced speaker: rudem, tironem ac rudem (opp. exercitatum) esse in dicendo
    • to arrange and divide the subject-matter: res componere ac digerere
    • to hold by the letter (of the law): verba ac litteras or scriptum (legis) sequi (opp. sententia the spirit)
    • somebody's darling: mel ac deliciae alicuius (Fam. 8. 8. 1)
    • to think one thing, say another; to conceal one's opinions: aliter sentire ac loqui (aliud sentire, aliud loqui)
    • without any disguise, frankly: sine fuco ac fallaciis (Att. 1. 1. 1)
    • with moderation and judgment: modice ac sapienter
    • a sound and sensible system of conduct: vitae ratio bene ac sapienter instituta
    • to promise an oath to..: iureiurando ac fide se obstringere, ut
    • to dwell in a certain place: domicilium (sedem ac domicilium) habere in aliquo loco
    • to take up one's abode in a place, settle down somewhere: sedem ac domicilium (fortunas suas) constituere alicubi
    • to live a luxurious and effeminate life: delicate ac molliter vivere
    • to invite some one to one's house: invitare aliquem tecto ac domo or domum suam (Liv. 3. 14. 5)
    • to shun publicity: publico carere, forum ac lucem fugere
    • to cause universal disorder: omnia turbare ac miscere
    • a man who has held many offices: honoribus ac reipublicae muneribus perfunctus (De Or. 1. 45)
    • to trample all law under foot: ius ac fas omne delere
    • the victory cost much blood and many wounds, was very dearly bought: victoria multo sanguine ac vulneribus stetit (Liv. 23. 30)
    • to keep the coast and harbours in a state of blockade: litora ac portus custodia clausos tenere
    • so much for this subject...; enough has been said on..: ac (sed) de ... satis dixi, dictum est

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ac, from Proto-Germanic *ak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ac

  1. but
    • c. 1250, Lofsong Louerde (in Middle English):
      Ich liuie, nout ich, auh crist liueð in me
      I don't live, but Christ lives in me.
    • c. 1325, Harrowing of Hell (in Middle English), lines 241-245:
      louerd, for þi muchele grace / graunt vs in heouene one place; / Let vs neuer be forloren / for no sinne, crist ycoren / ah bring vs out of helle pyne []
      Lord, for your great grace / give us a place in heaven; / Don't let us ever be lost / to any sin, chosen Christ / but bring us out of Hell's torment. []
    • c. 1340, Dan Michel, “Þe oþer Godes Heste”, in Ayenbite of Inwyt (in Middle English):
      Ac þe ilke / þet zuereþ hidousliche be god / oþer by his halȝen / and him to-breȝþ / and zayþ him sclondres / þet ne byeþ naȝt to zigge: þe ilke zeneȝeþ dyadliche []
      But one who / hideously swears by God / or by his emissaries / and who tears him apart / while saying to him lies / that shouldn't be said: they sin grievously. []
    • c. 1380, Sir Firumbras (in Middle English), lines 4413-4414:
      "Lordes", quaþ Richard, "Buþ noȝt agast, Ac holdeþ forþ ȝour way / an hast & boldeliche doþ ȝour dede [] "
      "Lords", said Richard, "Don't be frightened, but hold your way forwards / and quickly and boldy do your deed [] "

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Middle Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ac

  1. and

Preposition[edit]

ac

  1. with

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aiks, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyǵ-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

āc f

  1. oak (wood or tree)
  2. (poetic) an oaken ship
  3. (masculine) The runic character (/a/)

Declension[edit]

Feminine senses relating to oak:

Name of the rune:

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ak.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ac

  1. but

Descendants[edit]


Old Saxon[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ac

  1. Alternative form of ak

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin acus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp).

Noun[edit]

ac n (plural ace)

  1. needle

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ac

  1. prevocalic form of a (and)