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3 letters words from 'woe'


2 letters words from 'woe'

EW 5OE 2
OW 5WE 5
WO 5 

All 3 letters words made out of woe

woe owe weo ewo oew eow

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Definitions and meaning of woe



From Middle English wo, wei, wa, from Old English , , from Proto-Germanic *wai (interjection), whence also Dutch wee, German Weh, weh, Danish ve, Yiddish וויי(vey). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wáy (interjection). Compare Latin vae, Albanian vaj, French ouais, Ancient Greek οὐαί (ouaí), Persian وای(vây) (Turkish vay, a Persian borrowing), and Armenian վայ (vay).


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wəʊ/
  • (General American) enPR: , IPA(key): /woʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Homophone: whoa (in accents with the wine-whine merger)


woe (countable and uncountable, plural woes)

  1. Great sadness or distress; a misfortune causing such sadness.
    Synonyms: grief, sorrow, misery
    • 1674, John Milton, Paradise Lost
      Thus saying, from her side the fatal key, / Sad instrument of all our woe, she took.
    • 1717, Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard
      Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose / That well-known name awakens all my woes.
    • October 14 2017, Sandeep Moudgal, The Times of India, Rains devastate families, political parties make beeline to apply balm on open wounds
      The Friday night rains which wrecked families in Kurabarahalli saw all the three major political parties making a beeline to express their condolences, listen to their woes and provide compensation in the hope of garnering their goodwill ahead of the 2018 assembly elections.
  2. Calamity, trouble.
  3. A curse; a malediction.
    • Can there be a woe or curse in all the stores of vengeance equal to the malignity of such a practice?

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woe (comparative more woe, superlative most woe)

  1. (obsolete) Woeful; sorrowful
    • 1303, Robert of Brunne, Handlyng synne
      hys clerk was wo to do þat dede
    • Wo was the knight and sorroufully he syketh.



  1. (archaic) An exclamation of grief.



  • owe




  1. where

Alternative forms

  • boe (Maastrichtian)

Middle Dutch


From Old Dutch *wuo, from Proto-Germanic *hwō.



  1. (eastern) Alternative form of hoe

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of we (we)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • WOCK, a pan used in Chinese cookery.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)