wellaway

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Old English weġ lā weġ, alteration of wā lā wā, with substitution of Old Norse vei for Old English . Compare wellawo, weila.

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wellaway

  1. (archaic) Expressing sadness, regret etc.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      Crying with pitteous voice, and count'nance wan; / Ah well away, most noble Lords, how can / Your cruell eyes endure so pitteous sight [...]?

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