Alew vs Alow - What's the difference?

alew | alow |


As a noun alew

is (obsolete|rare) a cry of despair.

As an adverb alow is

.

As a preposition alow is

(scotland) below.

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.
  • alow

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.8:
  • *:Sometimes aloft he layd, sometimes alow , / Now here, now there, and oft him neare he mist […].
  • (nautical) Towards the lower part of a vessel; towards the lower rigging or the decks.
  • * 1859 , (James Fenimore Cooper), The Red Rover: A Tale :
  • I think you said something concerning the manner in which yonder ship has anchored, and of the condition they keep things alow and aloft?

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • (Scotland) Below.
  • See also

    * aloft

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