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Etymology

1514, from Middle French elegie, from Latin elegia, from Ancient Greek elegeia ode (an elegaic song), from elegeia, feminine of elegeios (elegaic), from elegos (poem or song of lament), perhaps from Patrono:Xpg[[Category:Patrono:Xpg derivations|Elegy]].[1]

Noun

Singular
Elegy

Plural
elegies

Elegy (plural elegies)
  1. A mournful or plaintive poem; a funeral song; a poem of lamentation.

Synonyms

Coordinate terms

  • requiem – a piece of music played at a mass for the dead

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • eulogy – similar sounding funeral word

Anagrams

References

  1. Patrono:R:Online Etymology Dictionary
ca:elegy

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