misery resulting from affliction
grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity.
Origin: From wo, wei, wa, from wa, from wai, whence also German weh, Old High German wē, Old Norse vei. Compare Latin vae.
grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity
a curse; a malediction
Origin: [OE. wo, wa, woo, AS. w, interj.; akin to D. wee, OS. & OHG. w, G. weh, Icel. vei, Dan. vee, Sw. ve, Goth. wai; cf. L. vae, Gr. . 128. Cf. Wail.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Wo, wō, n. grief: misery: a heavy calamity: a curse: an exclamation of grief.—adj. sad, wretched.—adjs. Woe′begone, Wō′begone, beset with woe (see Begone); Woe′ful, Wō′ful, Woe′some (Scot. Wae′some), sorrowful: bringing calamity: wretched.—advs. Woe′fully, Wō′fully.—ns. Woe′fulness, Wō′fulness.—adjs. Woe′-wea′ried, -worn, wearied, worn, with woe.—Woe worth the day (see Worth).—In weal and woe, in prosperity and adversity. [A.S. (interj.) wá; Ger. weh; L. væ, Gr. ouai. Cf. Wail.]
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The numerical value of woe in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of woe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see
He for himself weaves woe who weaves for others woe, and evil counsel on the counselor recoils.
Woe be to any other person who cares enough to risk personal safety to report Tuesday FIFA corruption.
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.
Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
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- Kummer, Jammer, Weh, LeidGerman
- pena, aflicciónSpanish
- tuska, suruFinnish
- malheur, misère, douleur, tristesseFrench
- dòlas, truaighe, sgadScottish Gaelic
- יגון, אבוי, צערHebrew
- disgrazia, dolore, guaioItalian
- sorg, veNorwegian
- cierpienie, żałość, nieszczęście, niedolaPolish
- infelicidade, desgraça, mágoaPortuguese
- mâhnire, suferință, durereRomanian
- печаль, грустьRussian
- ve, sorgSwedish
- gam, üzüntü, dert, keder, teessürTurkish
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