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Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑː/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː

InterjectionEdit

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.
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

ah (plural ahs)

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

VerbEdit

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.

PronounEdit

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 2Edit

From Min Nan or Mandarin (a).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ah (Manglish, Singlish)

  1. Marks a tag question prompting the listener to clarify something.
    • 2020 April 12, Notdumb, “Liddat is safe distance ah?”, in SG Talk[1]:
      Only 2 ft apart considered safe ah?
    You're dyslexic ah?So you're dyslexic?
  2. Used for emphasis; sometimes placed at the end of a short wh-question.
    • 2011 October 23, Rachel Chang, “LifeStyle”, in The Sunday Times, page 15:
      See how lor. Who’s going ar?
  3. Emphasizes the need for the listener's absolute acknowledgment or consent.
  4. A filled pause used to ascertain the continued attention of the listener.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


AfarEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

áh

  1. this, these (masculine)

DeclensionEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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)[3], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. beech (Fagus sylvatica)

HyponymsEdit


ChickasawEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

AdverbEdit

ah

  1. yes
    Synonym: hohmi

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Partly borrowed from German, English, French, from Latin ah (ah), from Proto-Indo-European . Partly also onomatopoeic.

Cognate with Norwegian Bokmål ah, English ah, German ah, French ah and Latin ah.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛː/, /ˈɛːɛ/, /ɑ̈ː/
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InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. used to express pleasure, e.g. because something tastes good or feels nice
    Coordinate terms: mm, mums, namnam
    ah, sikken en dejlig pandekage
    ah what a delicious pancake
    Synonym: uhm
    1. used to express pleasant surprise
      "ah, velkommen Albert," sagde Sickert til prinsen
      "ah, welcome Albert," said Sickert to the prince
      Synonym: minsandten
  2. used to express reservations, slight disagreement, doubt etc.
    bliver man også nervøs? Ah ikke så meget
    do you get nervous too? Ah, not so much
    Synonym: arh

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. ah, oh

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Found in a wide variety of languages, including but not limited to Estonian ah, Ingrian ah, Karelian ah, Ludian ah, Veps ah, Votic ah, Hungarian ah, Swedish ah, German ah, English ah, Latin ah. Tracing an exact origin is effectively impossible. Probably ultimately involuntary or natural.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. oh, ah

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French a! (oh! ah! woe!), of expressive origin.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. ah

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. ah (expression of understanding, etc.)

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. expressing understanding
  2. expressing contentment

Further readingEdit

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

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. ah

ReferencesEdit

  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 readingEdit

  • 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 2023)

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah

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

ReferencesEdit

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

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Proto-Indo-European or perhaps *h₂eh₂.[1]

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

āh

  1. ah

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2011) Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction, revised and corrected by Michiel de Vaan, 2nd edition, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, page 250

Further readingEdit

  • ah”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ah”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Min NanEdit

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 EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

ConjunctionEdit

ah

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

PalikurEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

ah n or f

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

ReferencesEdit

  • Languages of the Amazon (2012, →ISBN

PohnpeianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

ah

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

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

ah

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

Etymology 3Edit

ConjunctionEdit

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 4Edit

Alternative formsEdit

DeterminerEdit

ah

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

Etymology 5Edit

InterjectionEdit

ah

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah!

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

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:ah.


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. ah

SomaliEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

ah

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

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Imitative, similar to French ah.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ah

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

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


SumerianEdit

RomanizationEdit

ah

  1. Romanization of 𒄴 (aḫ)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

InterjectionEdit

ah

  1. ah; an expression of relief

AnagramsEdit


Tulu-BohuaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ah

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

Further readingEdit

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

VilamovianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

InterjectionEdit

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

ZouEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ah

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

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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