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

  1. ampere-hour.
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  1. in the year of the Hijra; since the Hijra (a.d. 622).
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Origin of A.H.1

From the New Latin word annō Hejirae


  1. occurring in a specific year of the Jewish calendar.
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Origin of A.H.2

From the New Latin word annō Hebraico
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  1. an exclamation expressing pleasure, pain, sympathy, etc, according to the intonation of the speaker
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abbreviation for (indicating years in the Muslim system of dating, numbered from the Hegira (622 AD))
  1. anno Hegirae
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Word Origin

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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!"

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