Complete Definition of "alas"

English

Etymology
From OF. term|a las|langfro (French term|hélas|langfr), from term|a||ah|langfro + term|las|langfro, from L. term|lassus||weary|lang=la.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ə'las/
audio|en-us-alas.ogg|Audio (US)

Interjection
alas

  1. Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.

#* RQ:Shakespeare Hamlet Act 5, Scene 1
#*: Alas, Poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that.

Synonyms
alack

Translations
trans-top|exclamation of sorrow, etc.
Arabic: Arab|واها|واهًا (wāhan)
Catalan: ai las
Chinese: 唉呀 (ài yā)
Dutch: t|nl|helaas, t|nl|o wee, t|nl|jammer t|nl|genoeg
Finnish: voi kauhistus, kauhea|kauheaa, kuinka ikävä|ikävää
French: hélas
German: o weh, leider, ach
Hungarian: ajjaj
Ido: Ve
trans-mid
Italian: ahimè, purtroppo
Kurdish: KUchar|ئاخ, KUchar|هاوار, KUchar|هه‌ی هاوار, KUchar|داخاکه‌م
Latin: Heu|heu
Old English: eala|ēalā
Scottish Gaelic: och, mo thruaighe, mo chreach, mo sgal
Spanish: ay, ay de mí
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Category:English interjections


Balinese

Noun
alas

  1. forest

Category:Balinese nouns


Finnish

Etymology
From the same Ural.|fi root *ala as Estonian term|all|langet and Hungarian term|alatt|langhu (the lative singular of term|ala-|lang=hu).

Adverb
fi-adv

  1. down
  2. downward

Antonyms
sense|down; downward ylös

Inflection
fi-decl-pron|8salla|9salta|10salle|a1salhaalla|a2salhaalta|a3salhaalle|a4salas|a10sali<br/>alitse|a11sallekkain<br/>(alakkain)|a12salatusten

Interjection
fi-int

  1. context|followed by a nominative down with i|e.g. in demonstrations

#: Alas rikolliset!
#:: Down with the criminals!


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Indonesian

Noun
alas

  1. base, foundation
  2. layer, lining, covering

Usage notes

  1. alas kaki

#* shoe, etc. used to protect the bottom part of foot (sole)

Synonyms
dasar
basis
lapik

Noun
alasan

  1. reason
  2. excuse

Category:Indonesian nouns


Latin

Noun
ālās f

  1. inflection of|ala#Latin|āla|acc|p

Category:Latin noun forms


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Latvian

Noun
alas

  1. form of|plural nominative, singular genitive and plural accusative|ala|nodot=1: cave

Declension
lv-noun-d4|al|a

Category:Latvian noun forms


Malay

Noun
alas

  1. base, framework, layer, pad, foundation

Category:Malay nouns


Spanish

Noun
alas f|p

  1. plural of|ala|lang=Spanish

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