Ach
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Ach
See also: ách, -ach, and ACH

English

Etymology 1

From French ache, from Latin apium ("parsley").

Alternative forms

Noun

ach (plural achs)

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

Etymology 2

Interjection

ach

  1. Alternative form of och

Anagrams


Chuukese

Determiner

ach

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

Related terms



Cimbrian

Alternative forms

Etymology

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

Pronoun

ach

  1. (Sette Comuni) accusative of iart: you (plural; polite singular)

See also

References

  • "ach" in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?x/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ach
  • Rhymes: -?x

Interjection

ach

  1. oh, expresses compassion, surprise and dismay

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: ag

German

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Interjection

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 terms

Further reading

  • ach in Duden online
  • ach in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

Irish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Irish acht ("but, except"), from Proto-Celtic *ektos, from Proto-Indo-European *h?es.

Alternative forms

Conjunction

ach

  1. but

Preposition

ach (plus nominative, triggers no mutation)

  1. except, but
Derived terms

Adverb

ach

  1. but, only, merely

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Alternative forms

Interjection

ach!

  1. ah! och! ugh!

Further reading


Middle Low German

Pronunciation

Interjection

ach

  1. oh (an expression of grievance or displeasure)

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian acht. Compare West Frisian acht.

Numeral

ach

  1. (Heligoland) eight

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

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

Conjunction

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 2

Shortened form of feuch.

Conjunction

ach

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

References


Welsh

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *akk?, from Proto-Indo-European *h?ekkeh? (compare Latin Acca (Larentia), a Roman goddess, Ancient Greek ? (Akk?, "nurse of Demeter"), Sanskrit (akk?, "mother")).

Pronunciation

Noun

ach f (plural achau or achoedd)

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

Mutation

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.

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