ah

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

mid-1400s Old Frankish (replacing English la).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. An expression of relief, relaxation, comfort, confusion, understanding, wonder, awe, etc. according to uttered inflection.
    Ah, I understand now.
    Ah! It's good to be back home!
    Ah, the flowers of spring.
  2. A syllable used to fill space, particularly in music.
    • 2008, Britney Spears, Womanizer (song)
      Boy don't try to front, uh, I
      Know just, just, what you are, ah, ah.
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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

ah (plural ahs)

  1. An instance of the interjection ah.
    the crowd's oohs and ahs at the fireworks

Verb[edit]

ah (third-person singular simple present ahs, present participle ahing, simple past and past participle ahed)

  1. To give a cry of "ah".
    • 2005, T. R. Rhoads, Sinner, Sailor: A Memoir (page 221)
      Mother and dad oohed and ahed over Cindy. She was only two months old but already was developing her personality.

Pronoun[edit]

ah (personal pronoun, plural we, possessive adjective mah)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of I, most often indicating that the speaker is using a Scottish or American (particularly Southern) accent.

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

ah (Singapore, Singlish, Malaysia)

  1. (colloquial, informal) Sentence-final particle expressing surprise or doubt.
    • 2020 April 12, Notdumb, “Liddat is safe distance ah?”, in SG Talk[1]:
      Only 2 ft apart considered safe ah?

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

áh

  1. this, these (masculine)

Declension[edit]

Declension of áh
absolutive áh
predicative áha
subjective áh
genitive ahtí
Postpositioned forms
l-case áhal
k-case áhak
t-case áhat
h-case áhah

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “ah”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *aksa, from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃s- (ash) (compare Greek οξιά (oxiá, beech), Armenian հածի (haci), English ash).

Noun[edit]

ah m (indefinite plural ahe, definite singular ahu, definite plural ahet)

  1. beech (Fagus sylvatica)

Hyponyms[edit]


Chickasaw[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ah

  1. yes
    Synonym: hohmi

Esperanto[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah, oh

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑh/, [ˈɑh]
  • Rhymes: -ɑh
  • Syllabification: ah

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. oh, ah

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah (expression of understanding, etc.)

References[edit]

  • ah” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • ah” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • ah” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. expressing understanding
  2. expressing contentment

Further reading[edit]

  • ah” in Duden online
  • ah” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Involuntary expression of emotions: surprise, impatience, desire, sadness, refusal.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah

References[edit]

  1. ^ ah in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading[edit]

  • ah in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • ah in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2022)

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa/*, /ˈa.a/, /ˈah/, /ˈaʔ/, /ˈha/*, /ˈʔa/*, /ˈhaʔ/, /ˈʔah/[1]
  • Rhymes: -a, -aa, -ah, -aʔ
  • Hyphenation: àh

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah! (usually ironic or sarcastic)
    Synonym: ha

References[edit]

  1. ^ ah in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah

References[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of ah – see (“duck”).
(This character, ah, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)
For pronunciation and definitions of ah – see (“particle expressing completion”).
(This character, ah, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ah

  1. (Anglian) Alternative form of ac (but)

Palikur[edit]

Noun[edit]

ah n or f

  1. (neuter) wood
  2. (feminine) tree

References[edit]

  • Languages of the Amazon (2012, →ISBN

Pohnpeian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ah

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ah

  1. shark mullet (Rhinomugil nasutus), at a growth stage of approximately twelve inches

Etymology 3[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ah

  1. however, and, then
    I sukuhl, ah e doadoahk.
    I went to school, and he worked.
    Ma Soulik pahn iang, ah I sohte pahn iang.
    If Soulik goes, then I won't.

Etymology 4[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

ah

  1. his, her, hers, its, third person singular possessive pronoun
    Liho iang ah pwoud.
    The woman joined her husband.

Etymology 5[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. Oh!; commonly used as an expression of approval.
    Ah, ke inenen mai.
    Oh, you are really good.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah!

  1. ah! (expression of relief, realization, awe)
  2. ah! (expression of woe, grief)

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:ah.


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah

Somali[edit]

Verb[edit]

ah

  1. (intransitive) To be
    Bariis oo macaan ah.Rice that is sweet.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah (expression of relief, realization, awe)
  2. ah (expression of woe, grief)

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ah

  1. Romanization of 𒄴 (aḫ)

Swedish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. ah; an expression of relief

Anagrams[edit]


Tulu-Bohuai[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ah

  1. coral lime (for chewing/eating with betelnut)

Further reading[edit]

  • Bohuai
  • Malcolm Ross, Proto Oceanic and the Austronesian Languages of Western Melanesia, Pacific Linguistics, series C-98 (1988)

Vilamovian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ah

  1. oh: expressing of surprise
  2. oh: expressing wonder, amazement, or awe
  3. oh: expressing understanding, recognition, or realization
  4. oh: preceding an offhand or annoyed remark
  5. oh: an invocation or address

Zou[edit]

Ah (1).
Ah (2).

Etymology[edit]

From earlier *ak (whence the possessive forms), from Proto-Kuki-Chin *ʔaar  (chicken). Cognates include Khumi Chin ae and Mizo ár.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ah

  1. fowl
  2. (specifically) chicken (Gallus gallus)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 49