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ah

[ah] /ɑ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of pain, surprise, pity, complaint, dislike, joy, etc., according to the manner of utterance.)

Ah

or a.h

A.H.1

1.
in the year of the Hijra; since the Hijra (a.d. 622).
Origin of A.H.1
From the New Latin word annō Hejirae

A.H.2

1.
occurring in a specific year of the Jewish calendar.
Origin
From the New Latin word annō Hebraico
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  • ah, they are of their insignificance so loftily unconscious.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • ah, I remember the night I was converted, as if it were yesterday.

  • ah, how much is done in the night when we sleep and know nothing!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • It was a strange group in the gray of the new morning—ah, indeed, a new morning for them!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • ah, could I have descended, could I have come down, ere he fled!

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for ah

ah

/ɑː/
interjection
1.
an exclamation expressing pleasure, pain, sympathy, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker

AH

abbreviation (indicating years in the Muslim system of dating, numbered from the Hegira (622 AD))
1.
anno Hegirae
Word Origin
Latin
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Word Origin and History for ah

mid-15c., an expression of surprise, delight, disgust or pain in nearly all Indo-European languages, but not found in Old English (where the equivalent expression was la!), so perhaps from Old French a "ah!, oh! woe!"

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ah

Related Terms

ooh and ah

AH

noun

asshole: You are such an AH

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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