hélas

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: helas and helás

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French elas, variant of a las, from a (ah) + las, from Latin lassus (weary).

Interjection[edit]

hélas

  1. alas, exclamatory or declarative conjunction expressing affliction, regret, deception or dissatisfaction.

Etymology 2[edit]

See héler.

Verb[edit]

hélas

  1. second-person singular past historic of héler

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]