Alew vs Alec - What's the difference?

alew | alec |


As nouns the difference between alew and alec

is that alew is (obsolete|rare) a cry of despair while alec is an anchovy or herring, especially pickled or dried.

alew

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete, rare) A cry of despair.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.6:
  • *:Yet did she not lament with loude alew , / As women wont, but with deepe sighes and singults few.
  • alec

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of the male given name Alexander.
  • See also

    * Alex * Alexander * Aleck * smart aleck