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English word alas comes from Old French a (Belonging to. To. Towards.), Old French las (Alas.).

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Alas detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a Old French (fro) Belonging to. To. Towards.
las Old French (fro) Alas.
a las Old French (fro) Alas.
alas English (eng) Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.

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