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TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

Ab

  1. (chemistry) alabamine

ReferencesEdit

  • Ab” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

EnglishEdit

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:

Etymology 1Edit

The first letter of each of the two syllables of antibody.

NounEdit

Ab (plural Abs)

  1. (immunology) Antibody.

Etymology 2Edit

From Hebrew אָב (āv).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ab (plural Abs)

  1. (Judaism) Av. [First attested in the late 18thcentury.][1]

Etymology 3Edit

see Abner.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ab

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Abner

Etymology 4Edit

From Egyptian jb, (heart):

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Ab (plural Abs)

  1. In Egyptian mythology, the spirit of the heart and the will and conscience of the recently deceased which proceeds to the afterlife and is given as evidence towards the deceased.

Etymology 5Edit

Abbreviation.

NounEdit

Ab (uncountable)

  1. (title) Abbreviation of Abbot.
ReferencesEdit
  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2
  • Ab” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • Ab” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
AnagramsEdit

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew אָב (āv).

Proper nounEdit

Ab m

  1. (Judaism) Av, the eleventh month of the Jewish calendar.

MutationEdit

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

SwedishEdit

AbbreviationEdit

Ab

  1. (Finland) Aktiebolag.

Usage notesEdit

Ab is used in Finnish Swedish. In Sweden, the abbreviation of aktiebolag is AB.