wea-

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English, from wēa, "woe, grief"

Prefix[edit]

wēa-

  1. Prefix denoting misfortune, evil, harm; wretched
    wēadǣd "evil deed"
    wēaġesiþ "companion in trouble"
    wēalāf "wretched remnant"
    wēamōd "angry, ill-humoured, grumpy"
  2. grief, distress or sadness
    wēacwānian "to lament"
    wēatācan "sign of grief"