Archaic alas: an exclamation of sorrow, regret, etc.
Origin of wellawayMiddle English wei la wei, literally , woe! lo! woe!: wei ; from Old Norse vei, woe + Old English la, lo
Used to express woe or distress.
Origin of wellawayMiddle English, alteration (influenced by well, well and awai, away) of Old English weilāwei, alteration (influenced by Old Scandinavian *wei, woe) of wā lā wā : wā, woe; see woe + lā, lo; see lo.
- (archaic) Expressing sadness, regret etc.