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wellaway

[ wel-uh-wey ]
/ ˈwɛl əˈweɪ /
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interjection Archaic.
(used to express sorrow.)
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Origin of wellaway

before 900; Middle English we(i)lawei,Old English weilāwei (wei<Scandinavian; compare Old Norse veiwoe), replacing Old English wā lā wā woe! lo! woe!
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British Dictionary definitions for wellaway

wellaway
/ (ˈwɛləˈweɪ) /

interjection
archaic woe! alas!

Word Origin for wellaway

Old English, from wei lā wei, variant of wā lā wā, literally: woe! lo woe
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