wellaway

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interjection wel·la·way \ˌwe-lə-ˈwā, ˈwe-lə-ˌwā\

Definition of wellaway

archaic

  1. —used to express sorrow or lamentation

Origin and Etymology of wellaway

Middle English welaway, from Old English weilāwei, literally, woe! lo! woe!, alteration of wālāwā, from woe + lo + woe — more at woe


First Known Use: before 12th century

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