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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French elas, variant of a las, from a (ah) + las, from Latin lassus (weary). See also Dutch helaas.

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hélas

  1. alas; exclamatory or declarative conjunction expressing affliction, regret, deception or dissatisfaction.
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Etymology 2Edit

See héler.

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hélas

  1. second-person singular past historic of héler

NounEdit

hélas m (plural hélas)

  1. (Louisiana) noise
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