alas

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See also: álás, alās, and άλας

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French a las (French hélas), from a (ah) + las, from Latin lassus (weary).

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alas

  1. Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From Yakut алаас (alaas).

Noun[edit]

alas (plural alases or alasses)

  1. a type of depression which occurs in Yakutia, formed by the subsidence of permafrost

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin laxō. Compare Daco-Romanian lăsa, las.

Verb[edit]

alas (past participle alãsatã)

  1. I let, allow.
  2. I leave (something), drop.

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Balinese[edit]

Noun[edit]

alas

  1. forest

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same Uralic root *ala as Estonian all and Hungarian alatt (the lative singular of ala-).

Adverb[edit]

alas (comparative alemmaksi, superlative alimmaksi)

  1. down
  2. downward

Antonyms[edit]

  • (down; downward): ylös

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Interjection[edit]

alas

  1. (followed by a nominative) down with (e.g. in demonstrations)
    Alas rikolliset!
    Down with the criminals!

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

alas

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

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

ālās f

  1. accusative plural of āla

Verb[edit]

alās

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of alō

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

alas f

  1. genitive singular form of ala
  2. nominative plural form of ala
  3. vocative plural form of ala
  4. accusative plural form of ala

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

alas

  1. base, framework, layer, pad, foundation

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

alas f pl

  1. plural form of ala

Verb[edit]

alas

  1. Second-person singular (tu) present indicative of alar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hungarian halász (fisherman).

Noun[edit]

àlās m (Cyrillic spelling а̀ла̄с)

  1. (regional) a river fisherman

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

alas f pl

  1. plural form of ala