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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Beekes argues for a Semitic loanword. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *wai.

PronunciationEdit

 

InterjectionEdit

οὐαί (ouaí)

  1. (exclamation of pain and anger) ah, woe, alas
    Οὐαὶ τοῖς ἡττημένοις.
    Ouaì toîs hēttēménois.
    Woe to the conquered. (translation of vae victis)

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