See also: álás, àlas, alās, a las, and άλας

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English alas, from Old French a las (French hélas), from a (ah) + las, from Latin lassus (weary). Compare Dutch helaas, North Frisian ielas, West Frisian eilaas.

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PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

alas

  1. Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.
    I wanted to catch the last bus home, but alas, I was ten minutes late and had to take a taxi instead.
    Synonym: alack
    • c. 1521, John Skelton, “Speke Parott”:
      Helas I lamente the dull abuſyd brayne
      The enfatuate fantaſies the wytles wylfulnes
      Of on and hothyr at me that haue dyſdayne
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
      Act V, Scene I
      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.
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Etymology 2Edit

 Alas (geography) on Wikipedia

From Yakut алаас (alaas).

NounEdit

alas (plural alases or alasses)

  1. A type of depression which occurs in Yakutia, formed by the subsidence of permafrost.
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AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin laxō. Compare Romanian lăsa, las.

VerbEdit

alas (past participle alãsatã)

  1. I let, allow.
  2. I leave (something), drop.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


BalineseEdit

RomanizationEdit

alas

  1. Romanization of ᬳᬮᬲ᭄.

CebuanoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Blend of a +‎ las. From Spanish a las.

AdverbEdit

alas

  1. o'clock

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish as.

NounEdit

alas

  1. (card games) an ace; a card with a single spot
  2. a trump card

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. inessive singular of ala

FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *alas, from Proto-Uralic *ëla. Equivalent to a lative singular ala- +‎ -s. Cognates include Estonian all and Hungarian alatt (the lative singular of ala-).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlɑs/, [ˈɑlɑs̠]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑs
  • Syllabification(key): a‧las

AdverbEdit

alas (comparative alemmaksi or alemmas, superlative alimmaksi or alimmas)

  1. down
  2. downward

InflectionEdit

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InterjectionEdit

alas

  1. (followed by a nominative) down with (e.g. in demonstrations)
    Alas rikolliset!
    Down with the criminals!

VerbEdit

alas

  1. Second-person singular imperative present form of alkaa + the suffix -s.

AnagramsEdit


IndonesianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.las/
  • Hyphenation: a‧las

Etymology 1Edit

From Malay alas (base, layer), from Classical Malay الس(alas), probably Javanese ꦲꦭꦱ꧀ (alas, excuse), from Old Javanese leśya, liśya (excuse, pretext), from Prakrit *lissa, *līsa, *lēssa (defective), from Sanskrit लेश (leśa, figure of speech), लिश् (liś, move, go).

NounEdit

alas (first-person possessive alasku, second-person possessive alasmu, third-person possessive alasnya)

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

From Javanese alas (ꦲꦭꦱ꧀, forest), from Old Javanese alas (forest), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *halas (forest, wilderness, woods, jungle), from Proto-Austronesian *Salas (forest, wilderness, woods). Cognate to Balinese ᬳᬮᬲ᭄ (alas, forest).

NounEdit

alas (first-person possessive alasku, second-person possessive alasmu, third-person possessive alasnya)

  1. forest
    Synonyms: hutan, rimba, wana

Etymology 3Edit

From Javanese [Term?].

NounEdit

alas (first-person possessive alasku, second-person possessive alasmu, third-person possessive alasnya)

  1. rope on a small boat balancer

Further readingEdit


JavaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old Javanese alas (forest). Cognate to Balinese ᬳᬮᬲ᭄ (alas, forest).

NounEdit

alas (ngoko alas, krama wana)

  1. forest
  2. fields outside a village

DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: alas

ReferencesEdit

  • “[ alas]” in Bausastra Jawa, Yogyakarta: The Linguistic Center of Yogyakarta [Balai Bahasa Provinsi Yogyakarta].

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ālās

  1. accusative plural of āla

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

alās

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of alō

ReferencesEdit


LatvianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alas f

  1. genitive singular form of ala
  2. nominative plural form of ala
  3. vocative plural form of ala
  4. accusative plural form of ala

MalayEdit

NounEdit

alas (Jawi spelling الس‎, plural alas-alas, informal 1st possessive alasku, 2nd possessive alasmu, 3rd possessive alasnya)

  1. base, framework, layer, pad, foundation

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

from Old French a las.

InterjectionEdit

alas

  1. alas

DescendantsEdit


MirandeseEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. plural of ala

OccitanEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. plural of ala

Old JavaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *halas (forest, wilderness, woods, jungle), from Proto-Austronesian *Salas (forest, wilderness, woods).

NounEdit

alas

  1. wood, forest
  2. quantity of flowers or plants growing in a thick cluster

DescendantsEdit


Old SpanishEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. plural of ala

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. plural of ala

VerbEdit

alas

  1. second-person singular (tu) present indicative of alar

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

àlās m (Cyrillic spelling а̀ла̄с)

  1. alternative form of hàlās

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alas f pl

  1. plural of ala

NounEdit

alas f pl (plural only)

  1. flip, wings (hairstyle)

SundaneseEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. forest

TagalogEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish al as.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: a‧las
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈlas/, [ʔɐˈlas]

NounEdit

alás

  1. (card games) ace
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish a las.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: a‧las
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈlas/, [ʔɐˈlas]

AdverbEdit

alás

  1. o'clock (except for one o' clock)
    Synonym: (for one o' clock) ala
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: a‧las
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈlas/, [ʔɐˈlas] (adjective)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔalas/, [ˈʔɐ.lɐs] (noun)

AdjectiveEdit

alás

  1. cut short and even

NounEdit

alas

  1. act of cutting or lopping off growth evenly
    Synonym: palas
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • alas” in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila: Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, 2018.
  • Zorc, David Paul (1979-1983) Core Etymological Dictionary of Filipino: Part 1[1], page 9

TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *halas, from Proto-Austronesian *Salas.

NounEdit

alas

  1. forest