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hélas!

Postby Monika » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:19 pm

perish
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Re: hélas!

Postby Slava » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:58 pm

Am I missing something, or does this post have no meaning? Was there supposed to be more that got skipped, perhaps?
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Re: hélas!

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:32 pm

Helas, I think is a Spanish interjection, maybe. Monika, please elucidate.
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Re: hélas!

Postby Monika » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:08 am

Doesn't it have the same or equivalent meaning as "perish"?
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Re: hélas!

Postby Audiendus » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:52 am

"Hélas!" is French for "Alas!"

There is an expression "Perish the thought", but it doesn't mean quite the same as "alas".
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Re: hélas!

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:26 pm

Monika, I think Audiendus got what I was trying to remember. I tried helas on babelfish with a couple of languages, as well as perish, but couldn't find the correspondence. How did it come up?
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