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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Definitions for wellaway

  1. (Used to express sorrow.)

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Citations for wellaway
She entered under the dome weeping and wailing, “Wellaway!" edited by Leonard Charles Smither, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
"Wellaway. My little son so dear!" So sad he was that no one could cheer up at all… Marijane Osborn, Romancing the Goddess
Origin of wellaway
Wellaway is related to the contemporary word woe. It came from the Old English phrase wā lā wā meaning "woe! lo! woe!"