weh

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Weh

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Nepali [Term?].

Noun[edit]

weh (plural wehs)

  1. (archaic) A red panda.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

weh

  1. Alternative form of wah
    • 1864, Flora Dawson, Princes, Public Men, and Pretty Women: Episodes in Real Life:
      oh weh ! oh weh ! " — Sweetest mother, you have the illness ; oh weh ! oh weh ! It was so
    • 1910, Katherine Mansfield, The Child-Who_Was-Tired:
      "Oh, weh! oh, weh!" The Child-Who-Was-Tired pushed and pulled them apart, muffled them into their coats, and drove them out of the house.
    • 1992, Ewa Kuryluk, Century 21, →ISBN, page 307:
      Perhaps it's in Lausanne, at the shore of Lake Leman, and in the widow's arms that Wolf wrote Oh weh! Perhaps she whispered it into his ear, when they first slept together, or when he parted from her. Perhaps it was her oh weh! he could never forget.
    • 2008, Bluedan, Resume, →ISBN, page 7:
      I tell you that it's true compassion, baby, oh weh.
    • 2012, Regina F. Bendix & ‎Galit Hasan-Rokem, A Companion to Folklore, →ISBN, page 90:
      "Kill one village, But leave another. Kill one village, But leave another. On the lake: weh weh weh weh weh.
    • 2017, Frank Hamilton Cushing, Zuñi Folk Tales:
      At last one night the Master of Sorcerers in secret places raised his voice and cried: “Weh-h-h-h! Weh-h-h-h-h-h!”
Usage notes[edit]

The word is sometimes extended, for instance "wehhhhhhh", "weeeeeeh", etc.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German , from Proto-Germanic *wai, from Proto-Indo-European *wai. Compare Dutch wee, English woe, Danish and Swedish ve, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹 (wai).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /veː/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: W
  • Rhymes: -eː

Adjective[edit]

weh (comparative weher, superlative am wehsten)

  1. sore, painful

Declension[edit]

Interjection[edit]

weh

  1. alas! woe!

References[edit]

  • Cassell's German and English Dictionary (1933)

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German weh.

Adjective[edit]

weh

  1. sore, painful