aha

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English a ha, aha.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aha

  1. An exclamation of understanding, realization, invention, or recognition.
    Aha! That will work.
  2. An exclamation of surprise, exaltation, or contempt.
    Aha! Now I've got you!

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aha

  1. aha, I see (expresion of understanding, realization, invention or recognition)

Noun[edit]

aha f

  1. (colloquial, obsolete) toilet
    Synonyms: záchod, toaleta

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • aha in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • aha in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aha

  1. aha
    Synonym: oho

Ewe[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aha (plural ahawo)

  1. alcohol

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑhɑ/, [ˈɑɦɑ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑhɑˣ/, [ˈɑɦɑ(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑhɑ
  • Syllabification: a‧ha

Interjection[edit]

aha

  1. uh-huh (indicates that the speaker agrees or is simply still listening)

Usage notes[edit]

Depending on the context and intonation (especially with rising intonation), the interjection may instead be interpreted as dismissing or disagreeing with an opinion.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aha

  1. aha

Further reading[edit]

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

Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

aha

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌷𐌰

Hadza[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aha m (masc. plural ahabii, fem. ahako, fem. plural ahabee)

  1. tooth (fem. = molar, fem. pl. = adult teeth, masc. pl. = baby teeth)
  2. red velvet mite (Trombidiid)

Usage notes[edit]

The form after a determiner is aha.


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *afa. Cognates include Maori aha and Rapa Nui aha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ha/, [ˈɐhə]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ha

Pronoun[edit]

aha

  1. what?
    He aha kēlā?What is that?

References[edit]

  • “aha” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒhɒ] or [ɒˈhɒ] (only as an exclamation)
  • Rhymes: -hɒ

Interjection[edit]

aha

  1. (colloquial) aha (an exclamation of sudden understanding, realization, or recognition)
    Aha, itt a hiba!Aha, here’s the problem!
  2. (colloquial) uh-huh (used informally in place of a “yes”)

Further reading[edit]

  • (exclamation of sudden understanding, realization, or recognition): aha 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
  • (used informally in place of a “yes”): aha 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
  • aha 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)

Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *afa, from Proto-Oceanic *apa, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *apa, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *apa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *apa.

Pronoun[edit]

aha

  1. what (interrogative pronoun)

References[edit]

  • aha” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ahwō (waters, river), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water).

Noun[edit]

aha f

  1. water
  2. running water, river, stream

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

aha

  1. aha (showing confirmation)
  2. aha (showing understanding)
  3. aha (showing that the speaker suddenly remembered somthing)

Further reading[edit]

  • aha in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • aha in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *hafa. Cognates include Hawaiian aha and Maori aha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.ha/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ha

Pronoun[edit]

aha

  1. what?

Usage notes[edit]

  • aha is always preceded by an article (either he or te).

References[edit]

  • Veronica Du Feu (1996) Rapanui (Descriptive Grammars), Routledge, →ISBN, page 21
  • Paulus Kieviet (2017) A grammar of Rapa Nui[1], Berlin: Language Science Press, →ISBN, page 404

Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-jáka, a variant of Proto-Bantu *-jíbaka.

Verb[edit]

aha

  1. to build

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *afa, from Proto-Oceanic *apa, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *apa, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *apa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *apa.

Pronoun[edit]

aha

  1. what (interrogative pronoun)

Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aha

  1. a sago plantation

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Toba[edit]

Particle[edit]

aha

  1. yes

References[edit]

  • 2012, María Belén Carpio and Marisa Censabella, Clauses as noun modifiers in Toba, in Relative Clauses in Languages of the Americas (edited by Bernard Comrie and Zarina Estrada Fernández; →ISBN

Yoruba[edit]

Ahá

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ahá

  1. drinking calabash; a small cup carved out of a calabash used to drink palm wine and feed babies.