wellaway

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

Definition of wellaway 

archaic

used to express sorrow or lamentation

First Known Use of wellaway

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wellaway

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

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