ach

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See also: ách, -ach, and ACH

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ache, from Latin apium ‎(parsley).

Noun[edit]

ach ‎(plural achs)

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

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Chuukese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ach

  1. First-person plural inclusive general possessive; our (inclusive)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ach

  1. oh, expresses compassion, surprise and dismay

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: ag

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ach, from Old High German ah.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ach

  1. oh: expressing surprise, wonder, amazement, or awe
  2. oh: expressing sorrow
  3. oh: expressing understanding, recognition, or realization
  4. oh: preceding an offhand or annoyed remark
  5. oh: preceding an invocation or address, but rarely a solemn one

Derived terms[edit]

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 ‎(plus nominative, triggers no mutation)

  1. except, but

Derived terms[edit]

  • ach oiread ‎(as well) (after a negative)

Adverb[edit]

ach

  1. but, only, merely

References[edit]

  • "ach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • acht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Middle Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ax/, [ax], [ɑχ]

Interjection[edit]

  1. oh (an expression of grievance or displeasure)

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian acht. Compare West Frisian acht.

Numeral[edit]

ach

  1. (Heligoland) eight

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.

References[edit]

  • acht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

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)).

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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 h-prothesis
ach unchanged unchanged hach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.