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3 letters words from 'ach'

ACH 8CHA 8

2 letters words from 'ach'

AH 5CH 7
HA 5 

All 3 letters words made out of ach

ach cah ahc hac cha hca

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Definitions and meaning of ach

ach

Etymology 1

From Middle English ache, from Old French ache, from Latin apium (parsley).

Alternative forms

  • ache

Noun

ach (plural achs)

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

Etymology 2

Interjection

ach

  1. An expression of annoyance.

Etymology 3

Interjection

ach

  1. Alternative form of och

Anagrams

  • -cha, CAH, CHA, Cha, HAC, HCA, cah, cha

Chuukese

Determiner

ach

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

Related terms


Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • òich (plural you only)

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): /ɑx/
  • Hyphenation: ach
  • Rhymes: -ɑx

Interjection

ach

  1. oh, expresses compassion, surprise and dismay

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: ag
  • Papiamentu: ag

Esperanto

Interjection

ach

  1. H-system spelling of

German

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ax/
  • Rhymes: -ax

Interjection

ach

  1. oh, alas (expressing surprise, sorrow, or understanding)
  2. oh (preceding an offhand or annoyed remark)
  3. oh (preceding an invocation or address, but rarely a solemn one)

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Danish: ah
    • Norwegian Bokmål: ah, a

Further reading

  • “ach” in Duden online
  • Friedrich Kluge (1883), “ach”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Irish

Pronunciation

  • (Munster, Aran) IPA(key): /ɑx/
  • (Connemara, Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): /ax/

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • acht (obsolete)

Conjunction

ach

  1. but

Preposition

ach (plus nominative, triggers no mutation)

  1. except, but
Derived terms
  • ach oiread (as well) (after a negative)

Adverb

ach

  1. but, only, merely

Etymology 2

Onomatopoeic.

Alternative forms

  • ách

Interjection

ach!

  1. ah! och! ugh!

Further reading

  • "ach" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “acht”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • 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 German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑx/, [ax], [ɑχ]

Interjection

ach

  1. oh (an expression of grievance or displeasure)

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian achta. Compare West Frisian acht.

Numeral

ach

  1. (Heligoland) eight

Polish

Etymology

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ax/
  • Rhymes: -ax
  • Syllabification: ach

Interjection

ach

  1. ah! (expresses surprise)
    Synonyms: och, ojej, ależ

Derived terms

  • (noun) achy i ochy
  • (adjective) ach i och
  • (verb) achać

Further reading

  • ach in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ach in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scots

Etymology

In imitation of a cry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑx/

Interjection

ach

  1. exclamation of impatience, disappointment, contempt, remonstrance.
  2. expression of satisfaction or pleasure.

References

  • “ach, int.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

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

Conjunction

ach

  1. but
  2. except, only

Etymology 2

Shortened form of feuch.

Conjunction

ach

  1. so that

References

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “acht”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Temascaltepec Nahuatl

Adverb

ach

  1. maybe

Welsh

Etymology 1

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)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aːχ/
  • Rhymes: -aːχ

Noun

ach f (plural achau or achoedd)

  1. kinship
  2. pedigree, ancestry
  3. (plural) lineage
  4. (plural) genealogy, family roots
Derived terms
  • achres (genealogical table)
  • achydd (genealogist)
  • achyddiaeth (genealogy)
  • achyddol (genealogical)
  • ers achau (for ages)

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

och, ych

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aχ/

Interjection

ach

  1. yuck
Derived terms

ach-y-fi

Mutation

References

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “ach”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Scots) expressing regret or impatience.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)