Definition of wellaway in English:

wellaway

exclamation

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

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.

Pronunciation

wellaway

/ˈwɛləweɪ/