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1. adv.

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(a) Woefully, wretchedly; (b) don so (as) wo, to treat (sb., oneself) so miserably or harshly [cp. wo n. 1a.(c)]; also, affect (sb.) so (as) woefully [1st quot.].

2. ā̆-wei interj.

Additional spellings: awei
11 quotations in 1 sense
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Expressing regret or grief: alas!, oh!

3. interj.

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(a) Expressing distress, misery, or grief: alas;—occas. with that clause expressing the ground of the complaint; (b) in phrase, expressing indignation or anger: wo nou, well now, ah.

4. interj.

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Well, well then, why, ah: (a) preceding questions, usu. anxious, surprised, or indignant ones; a wi; (b) used with statements, exhortations, demands, etc.; wi whippe.

5. warī n.

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(a) A criminal, felon; wari tre, q.v.; (b) a villain, miscreant; (c) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.247-8].

6. n.

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(a) Misery, distress, or wretchedness; also, a state or condition of misery or distress [occas. difficult to distinguish from sense 6a.(a)]; world(es wo; winter wo, distress caused by wintry…

7. wei-lā̆-wei interj.

Additional spellings: weilawei
101 quotations in 3 senses
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An exclamation expressive of grief, dismay, or regret: (a) alas, woe; oh; wei-la-wei and alas, alas and wei-la-wei;—freq. used in direct speech; crien (seien, etc.) wei-la-wei (b) with hou or that

8. wẹ̄ n.

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(a) Misery, trouble, woe; wand-reth and we; we sith, a time of woe or trouble; ?a trouble; (b) we is him, woe be to him.

9. wē̆pnen v.

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(a) To provide (sb.) with arms, equip (an army, a soldier, etc.) with defenses, weaponry, etc.; ppl. wepened, armed (b) refl. to arm oneself, prepare oneself for combat; (c) fig. to provide (sb.,…

10. wē̆pen n.

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(a) An instrument employed either offensively or defensively in combat, a device designed to injure or kill an opponent in a fight, a weapon [sometimes difficult to distinguish from (b) and vice…

11. wei-lā̆ interj.

Additional spellings: weila
25 quotations in 2 senses
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An exclamation expressive of grief, dismay, or regret (a) alas, woe; ah; also, in comb.: a wei-la; wei-la the reuthe, alas the pity, oh the pity of it; (b) with clause, introduced by as, hou, that,…