wellaway

well·a·way

 (wĕl′ə-wā′) Archaic
interj.
Used to express woe or distress.
n. pl. well·a·ways
A lamentation.

[Middle English, alteration (influenced by well, well awai, away) of Old English weilāwei, alteration (influenced by Old Scandinavian *wei, woe) of wā lā wā : , woe; see woe + , lo; see lo.]

wellaway

(ˈwɛləˈweɪ) or

wellaways

interj
archaic woe! alas!
[Old English, from wei lā wei, variant of wā lā wā, literally: woe! lo woe]

well•a•way

(ˈwɛl əˈweɪ)

also well•a•day

(-ˈdeɪ)

interj.
Archaic. (used to express sorrow.)
[before 900; Middle English we(i)lawei, Old English weilāwei (wei < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vei woe), replacing Old English wā lā wā woe! lo! woe!]
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