agh

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See also: àgh, ágh, and -agh

English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

agh

  1. An exclamation of mild horror, disgust or frustration

Anagrams[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

agh f (plural ahow)

  1. race, ethnicity
    Synonym: hil

Interjection[edit]

agh!

  1. oh!
  2. fie!
    Synonym: fi!

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ag (bullock, cow, ox).

Noun[edit]

agh f, m (genitive singular aighe, nominative plural agha)

  1. (literary) cow, ox

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
agh n-agh hagh t-agh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "agh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • “aġ” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • ag” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Manx[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish acht (but, except), from Proto-Celtic *extos, from Proto-Indo-European *eǵʰs.

Conjunction[edit]

agh

  1. but
    By vie lhiam cur da'n chayt ayd agh cha bloys dou.
    I'd like to lash your cat but I dare not.
  2. albeit
  3. only
    Cha daink eh agh dy akin cre va goll.
    He only came to see what was doing.
  4. less
  5. except

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish ech, from Proto-Celtic *ekʷos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁éḱwos (horse).

Noun[edit]

agh m (genitive singular agh, plural aghyn)

  1. steed
  2. riding horse

References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Interjection[edit]

agh

  1. ugh (to express disgust)

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ag (bullock, cow, ox).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

agh f (genitive singular aighe, plural aighean)

  1. heifer, young cow
    agh thrì bliadhna a dh'aoisa heifer three years old
    reamhar mar aghfat as a heifer
    luaithre aighethe ashes of a heifer
    Oidhche Fhéill Eoin theirearaigheanris na gamhnaon St. John's Eve the stirks are called heifers.
  2. hind, fawn
    air tòir nan agh ciarin pursuit of the dusky fawns
  3. (rare) ox, bull, cow

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
agh n-agh h-agh t-agh
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • ag” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.