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English

Etymology

From Old French a las (French hélas), from a (ah) + las, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lassus (weary).

Pronunciation

Interjection

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.

Synonyms

Translations


Balinese

Noun

alas

  1. forest

Croatian

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Hungarian halász (fisherman).

Noun

àlās m.

  1. (regional) a river fisherman

Synonyms


Finnish

Etymology

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

Adverb

alas (comparative alemmaksi, superlative alimmaksi)

  1. down
  2. downward

Antonyms

  • (down; downward): ylös

Inflection

Interjection

alas

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) down with (e.g. in demonstrations)
    Alas rikolliset!
    Down with the criminals!
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Indonesian

Noun

alas

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

Usage notes

  1. alas kaki

Synonyms

Noun

alasan

  1. reason
  2. excuse

Latin

Noun

ālās f.

  1. accusative plural of ala#Latin
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Latvian

Noun

alas

  1. Plural nominative, singular genitive and plural accusative of ala: cave

Declension

Fourth declension noun
singular plural
nominative ala alas
genitive alas alu
dative alai alām
accusative alu alas
locative alā alās

Malay

Noun

alas

  1. base, framework, layer, pad, foundation

Spanish

Noun

alas f.

  1. Plural form of ala.

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