Meaning of wellaway in English:

wellaway

Pronunciation /ˈwɛləweɪ/

exclamation

archaic
  • As an exclamation of sorrow or lamentation: ‘ah!’ ‘alas!’ Compare welladay , "wellanear", "well-a-wins".

    Formerly often in "to sing wellaway", "my (his, her,etc.) song is wellaway".

noun

  • The utterance of ‘wellaway’; lamentation.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Bede's Ecclesiastical History. From woe + lo + woe, perhaps as a variant of wale with partial reduplication.