Welaway
Welaway Wel"a*way, interj. [OE. welaway, walaway, weilawey; wei wo! (Icel. vei) + la lo! (AS. l[=a]) + wei wo!; cf. AS. w[=a] l[=a] w[=a]. See {Woe}.] Alas! [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Then welaway, for she undone was clean. --Wyatt. [1913 Webster]


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  • welaway — interj. 1179 B …   Oldest English Words

  • wellaway — I. ˈwelə|wā interjection Etymology: Middle English welaway, weleaway, alteration (influenced by wel well and away) of weilawei, from Old English weilāwei, literally, woe! lo! woe!, alteration (influenced by Old Norse vei woe) of wālāwā, from wā… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Walaway — Wa la*way, interj. See {Welaway}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Waly — Wa ly, interj. [Cf. {Welaway}.] An exclamation of grief. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wayleway — Way le*way, interj. See {Welaway}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welladay — Well a*day, interj. [Corrupted from wela way.] Alas! Welaway! Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weyleway — Wey le*way, interj. See {Welaway}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wellaway — interjection Etymology: Middle English welaway, from Old English weilāwei, literally, woe! lo! woe!, alteration of wālāwā, from wā woe + lā lo + wā woe more at woe Date: before 12th century archaic used to express sorrow or lamentation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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