Welaway

Wel´a`way


interj.1.Alas!
Then welaway, for she undone was clean.
- Wyatt.
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(95) The word "game," which Joseph repeats in the next several lines ("Alas, alas, and welaway / That evyr this game betydde!" [12.78-79]), means joke, sport, trick, or entertainment--meanings that parallel an array of medieval labels for theater, like Indus (or game), jocus (or joke), and play.
Welaway, sory Iuy, what fowles has thow But the sory howlet, that syngith, "How, how"?
This sherte, alias and welaway!" has set a standard of closure that alternation cannot meet.