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interjection

(used as an exclamation of pain, surprise, pity, complaint, dislike, joy, etc., according to the manner of utterance.)

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Definition for ah (2 of 4)

Ah

or a.h.


abbreviation

Definition for ah (3 of 4)

A.H.1

abbreviation, adverb

in the year of the Hijra; since the Hijra (a.d. 622).
Also an·no He·ji·rae [an-oh hi-jahy-ree, hej-uh-ree, ah-noh] /ˈæn oʊ hɪˈdʒaɪ ri, ˈhɛdʒ əˌri, ˈɑ noʊ/ .

Origin of A.H.

1
From New Latin annō Hejirae

Definition for ah (4 of 4)

A.H.2

abbreviation, adverb

occurring in a specific year of the Jewish calendar.
Also an·no He·bra·i·co [an-oh hi-brey-i-koh, ah-noh‐] /ˈæn oʊ hɪˈbreɪ ɪˌkoʊ, ˈɑ noʊ‐/ .

Origin of A.H.

2
From New Latin annō Hebraico
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British Dictionary definitions for ah (1 of 2)

ah
/ (ɑː) /

interjection

an exclamation expressing pleasure, pain, sympathy, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker

British Dictionary definitions for ah (2 of 2)

AH

abbreviation for (indicating years in the Muslim system of dating, numbered from the Hegira (622 AD))

anno Hegirae

Word Origin for AH

Latin
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