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See also: ách, -ach, and ACH

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French ache, from Latin apium (parsley).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ach (plural achs)

  1. (obsolete) Any of several species of plants, such as smallage, wild celery, parsley.

Etymology 2Edit

InterjectionEdit

ach

  1. Alternative form of och

AnagramsEdit


ChuukeseEdit

DeterminerEdit

ach

  1. First-person plural inclusive general possessive; our (inclusive)

Related termsEdit



DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ach

  1. oh, expresses compassion, surprise and dismay

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: ag

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German ach, from Old High German ah.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ach

  1. oh (expressing surprise, wonder, amazement, or awe)
  2. oh (expressing sorrow)
  3. oh (expressing understanding, recognition, or realization)
  4. oh (preceding an offhand or annoyed remark)
  5. oh (preceding an invocation or address, but rarely a solemn one)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • ach in Duden online

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish acht (but, except), from Proto-Celtic *ektos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs.

Alternative formsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ach

  1. but

PrepositionEdit

ach (plus nominative, triggers no mutation)

  1. except, but
Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

ach

  1. but, only, merely

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic.

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

ach!

  1. ah! och! ugh!

Further readingEdit

  • "ach" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • acht” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “ach” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ach” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Middle Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑx/, [ax], [ɑχ]

InterjectionEdit

ach

  1. oh (an expression of grievance or displeasure)

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian acht. Compare West Frisian acht.

NumeralEdit

ach

  1. (Heligoland) eight

Scottish GaelicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

ConjunctionEdit

ach

  1. but
    Thèid mise ach cha tèid thusa.I'll go but you won't [go].
  2. except, only
    Cha robh ann ach trì daoine.There were only three people (literally "there was not there but/except for three people").

Etymology 2Edit

Shortened form of feuch.

ConjunctionEdit

ach

  1. so that
    Dh'aontaich e ach am biodh adhartas air choireigin ann.He agreed so that there would be some progress.

ReferencesEdit

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

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *akkā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekkeh₂ (compare Latin Acca (Larentia), a Roman goddess, Ancient Greek Ἀκκώ (Akkṓ, nurse of Demeter), Sanskrit अक्का (akkā, mother)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ach f (plural achau or achoedd)

  1. kinship
  2. pedigree, ancestry
  3. (plural) lineage
  4. (plural) genealogy, family roots

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
ach unchanged unchanged hach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.