from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ache.
  • noun An East Indian name of several species of plants of the rubiaceous genus Morinda.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley.

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  • noun obsolete A name given to several species of plants; as, smallage, wild celery, parsley.


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From French ache, from Latin apium ("parsley").


  • Note the poet's elision of subjectivity when the skewed echo of the ach is picked out equally in the lost Ich of the first person and its own negation with nicht.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • N�orbh E F�in r�-thogtha leo ach is mise a bheas a chaitheamh ach eisean a bheas ag f�achaint orthu …!

    One of these days… » Out and about

  • It was, in Jewish liturgical terms, a "cheyt" "ch" as in German "ach!" but with a harder gutteral.

    Phillip Kurian II

  • ū as in mute u̇ as in pull ai as in aisle oi as in joint ch as in German ach, Scotch loch

    The Promised Land

  • I wish I could understand how spoken pictish might change the inflection of a word to make it feminine, like changing 'ach' to 'eag' in Irish, taking a generic word and giving it a gender, like a more subtle version of the french use of 'la' and 'le'.

    Pictish female names

  • Undead at the lower limit of humanizing speech, where the primal "ach" of romantic poetry ends up spoken paradoxically by the soul after all — in the absence of body, and thus only from the space of death — in the eponymous first line of "Ah are you digging on my grave."

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Prelude, "Ah, there is a blessing in the gentle breeze," which is closer in spirit — and suspiration — to the Faustian "ach" in Kittler's epoch of the organic muse.

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • "ach" of Kittler's romanticism, offering an inarticulate signified to the sublimed unitary homophone of Eliot's coming signifier in designating it as "a sob of that mysterious wondrous happiness that is one with pain."

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • See V.S. Sokolov, “Otchet Schetnoy Palaty ‘O rezultatakh proverki zakonnosti prodazhi Rossiyskim fondom federalnogo imushchestva v 1994 godu paketa aktsii Kotlasskogo tsellyulozno-bumazhnogo kombinata zakrytomu aktsionernomu obshchestvu “Ilim Palp Enterprayz” i realizatsii investitsionnoy programmy ukazannym obshchestvom,’” Byulleten Schetnoy Palaty 7, no. 31 2000,

    The Return

  • Your Mother has had the head ach four days and I have a bad cold — So we are all grumbling together — Oh that we were in one of Mr Owen's new villages, [1] I dare say we shall banish all cold and cough's there, I wonder if we are to have any winter's [illegible word] don't forget to give our love to Charlotte and to the

    Letter 322


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