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  • it is quite close to "eheu" which means alas in Latin.

    Are You Shaw?

  • I remember a classmate being so chuffed when he figured out how to say "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" in Latin...he peppered his conversation with it for ages. "leones, tigresque, ursaeque, eheu!" was his phrase.

    Confessions and Comparisons

  • Sed eheu inquis euge quid agemus? ubi pro Epithalamio Bellonae flagellum, pro musica harmonia terribilum lituorum et tubarum audias clangorem, pro taedis nuptialibus, villarum, pagorum, urbium videas incendia; ubi pro jubilo lamenta, pro risu fletus aerem complent.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • However, they had concerns that nobody would tune in to such an episode if they started with it. eheu!

    HBO's Rome S2 Ep 8

  • Max Ehrmann in his poem eheu! spoke for all of us:

    Great Regulars: Oblivious to my environs

  • They're kinda dense in that area (and we have had that conversation ... eheu, the irony of it all).

    qdiosa Diary Entry

  • It is now thirty-five years since (eheu! fugaces labuntur anni!) the writer of this induced his friend Sir Egerton Brydges to print the

    Notes and Queries, Number 06, December 8, 1849

  • If it does, revoke, O student, your shrill _eheu_ for the Greekless and untrousered savage of the canoe, suppress your feelings, and go steadily into rhabdomancy with several divining-rods, in search of the Pierian spring which must surely exist somewhere among the guttural districts of the Ojibbeway tongue.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • Of these diphthongs EU occurs, -- except in Greek words, -- only in _heus, heu, eheu_; in _seu, ceu, neu_.

    The Roman Pronunciation of Latin Why we use it and how to use it

  • 'Eheu!' ter repetens, 'eheu!' perporculus, 'eheu!'

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

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