ah

[ ah ]
/ ɑ /

interjection

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

Nearby words

  1. agulhas, cape,
  2. agung,
  3. agura,
  4. agustín i,
  5. agyria,
  6. ah, wilderness!,
  7. aha,
  8. aha moment,
  9. ahab,
  10. ahab, captain

Ah

or a.h.

A.H.

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

occurring in a specific year of the Jewish calendar.

Origin of A.H.

2
From the New Latin word annō Hebraico

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British Dictionary definitions for ah

ah

/ (ɑː) /

interjection

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

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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Word Origin and History for ah

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!"

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