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

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French a las (French hélas), from a (ah) + las, from Latin lassus (weary). Compare Dutch helaas.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

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.
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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 Daco-Romanian lăsa, las.

VerbEdit

alas (past participle alãsatã)

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

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BalineseEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. forest

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Uralic *ala. Cognate with Estonian all and Hungarian alatt (the lative singular of ala-).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

alas (comparative alemmaksi, superlative alimmaksi)

  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.

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IndonesianEdit

JavaneseEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. forest
  2. fields outside a village

LatinEdit

NounEdit

ālās

  1. accusative plural of āla

VerbEdit

alās

  1. second-person singular present active subjunctive of alō

ReferencesEdit

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “alas”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

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

Old JavaneseEdit

NounEdit

alas

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

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. plural of ala

VerbEdit

alas

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

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hungarian halász (fisherman).

NounEdit

àlās m (Cyrillic spelling а̀ла̄с)

  1. (regional) a river fisherman

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alas f pl

  1. plural of ala

SundaneseEdit

NounEdit

alas

  1. forest