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English

From Old French a las (French hélas), from a (ah) + las, from Latin lassus (weary). Compare Dutch helaas.

Aromanian

From Latin laxō. Compare Daco-Romanian lăsa, las.

Cebuano

Blend of a + las. From Spanish a las.

Finnish

From Proto-Finnic *alas, from Proto-Uralic *ëla. Cognates include Estonian all and Hungarian alatt (the lative singular of ala-).

Latin

Serbo-Croatian

From Hungarian halász (fisherman).