Origin of wellawayMiddle English wei la wei, literally , woe! lo! woe!: wei ; from Old Norse vei, woe + Old English la, lo
Origin of wellawayMiddle English, alteration (influenced by well, well and awai, away) of Old English weil&amacron;wei, alteration (influenced by Old Scandinavian *wei, woe) of w&amacron; l&amacron; w&amacron; : w&amacron;, woe; see woe + l&amacron;, lo; see lo.
- (archaic) Expressing sadness, regret etc.
Old English weÄ¡ lÄ weÄ¡, alteration of wÄ lÄ wÄ, with substitution of Old Norse vei for Old English wÄ. Compare wellawo, weila.