Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾaḫ-.



אָח ('ákhm (plural indefinite אַחִים‎, singular construct אֲחִי־‎, plural construct אֲחֵי־‎, feminine counterpart אָחוֹת‎)

  1. A brother, (someone's) brother: a male sibling, a male with the same parents.
  2. (more generally) A brother, a fellow, a (male) member of the same group.
  3. A male nurse.
  4. (אַח־‎, 'ákh-) Singular construct state form of אח('ákh).
Usage notesEdit
  • In addition to the singular construct form אֲחִי־('akhí-) given above, the form אַח־('akh-) exists as well.

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit


אָח (ákh)

  1. Darn it, oh, no, alas, ach: an expression of dismay.
    אח, שכחתי מזה.‎‎ ― ákh, shakhákhti mizé.Ach, I forgot about that.
    • Ezekiel 6:11, with translation of the King James Version:
      הַכֵּה בְכַפְּךָ וּרְקַע בְּרַגְלְךָ וֶאֱמָר אָח‎‎
      haké v'khap'khá urká b'ragl'khá veemór ákh
      Smite with thine hand, and stamp with thy foot, and say, Alas

Etymology 3Edit


אָח (ákhf

  1. fireplace, hearth

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