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Abbreviation

ab

  1. The ISO 639-1 official language code of Abkhazian

Synonyms

  • abk (ISO 639-3)

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Abbreviation of abdominal muscles.

Noun

Singular
ab

Plural
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ab ({{{1}}})
  1. (informal) abdominal muscle
Usage notes

More commonly used in the plural form abs.

Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of abscess.

Noun

Singular
ab

Plural
{{{1}}}

ab ({{{1}}})
  1. (slang) An abscess caused by injecting an illegal drug, usually heroin.
Translations

Etymology 3

Abbreviations, see definitions.

Abbreviation

ab

  1. abort or abortion
  2. about

References

  • ab” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • "ab" in Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 2002.
  • ab” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

Catalan

Preposition

ab

  1. (archaic) amb (with).

German

Etymology

From Old High German ab, from Proto-Germanic *abha.

Preposition

ab [[Category:Template:lang:de prepositions|ab]]

  1. Beginning at that time or location; from.
    ab heute verfügbar (available from today on)

Derived terms


Latin

Pronunciation

Preposition

ab (also a)[[Category:Template:lang:la prepositions|ab]]

  1. of, from (takes object in ablative case).

References

  • Latin Dictionary, Lewis and Short, 1879.

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *abha.

Preposition

ab

  1. of

Romani

Noun

ab m. (plural ab)

  1. river

Turkish

Etymology

From Persian آب.

Noun

ab

  1. water

Volapük

Conjunction

ab

  1. but

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