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Interjection, Noun


Alasinterj. [OE. alas, allas, OF. alas, F. hélas; a interj. (L. ah.) + las wretched (that I am), L. lassus weary, akin to E. late. See Late.].
     An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.  [1913 Webster]


Alas, int. an expression of grief, pity, or concern.

ME f. OF a las(se) f. a ah + las(se) f. L lassus weary

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