Alew vs Lew - What's the difference?

alew | lew |


As a noun alew

is (obsolete|rare) a cry of despair.

As an adjective lew is

(northern england) lukewarm, tepid.

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.
  • lew

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (Northern England) Lukewarm, tepid.
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