An exclamation expressive of sorrow shame or apprehension of evil in old writers occasionally followed by time or white alas the afternoon like alack daily or alas the white
- by bad luck
- An exclamation expressive of sadness, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old article writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas your day, like alack a day, or alas the white.
mid-13c., from Old French ha, las (later on French h
(interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of bad; -- in old article writers, sometimes followed closely by time or white; alas a single day, like alack on a daily basis, or alas the white.
Mount Kabalaki in the north rises above Io,000 ft.; the culminating point appears to be Mt Alas (over 12,000 ft.) near the east coast.