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a·las

 (ə-lăs′)
interj.
Used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion, or apprehension of danger or evil.

[Middle English, from Old French a las, helas, ah (I am) miserable, from Latin lassus, weary; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

alas

(əˈlæs)
sentence connector
unfortunately; regrettably: there were, alas, none left.
interj
an exclamation of grief, compassion, or alarm
[C13: from Old French ha las! oh wretched!; las from Latin lassus weary]

a•las

(əˈlæs, əˈlɑs)

interj.
(used as an exclamation to express sorrow, pity, concern, apprehension, etc.)
[1225–75; Middle English < Old French (h)a las!=(h)a ah + las wretched < Latin lassus weary; compare alack]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.alas - by bad luckalas - by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"

alas

adverb sadly, unfortunately, inopportunely Alas, it's not that simple.
Translations
افسوس
Heu
ack

alas

[əˈlæs] EXCL (o.f. or liter) → ¡ay (de mí)!
alas, it is not sodesafortunadamente, no es así
I must tell you, alas, thattengo que decirte, y lo siento, que ...
I have no money, alasno tengo dinero, y esto es triste
alas for Poland!¡ay de Polonia!

alas

[əˈlæs] exclhélas!

alas

interj (old)leider; alas, he didn’t comeleider kam er nicht

alas

[əˈlæs] excl (frm) → ohimè!, ahimè!
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