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recorded since 1375, from Latin lamentatio "wailing, moaning, weeping", from the deponent lamentari 'to lament', from lamentum "a wailing", itself from a Proto-Indo-European root la- "to shout, cry", presumed ultimately imitative.

Replaced Old English cwiþan; lament is a 16th-century back-formation

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  • (UK, US) IPA: /ˌlæm.ɛnˈteɪ.ʃən/, /ˌlæm.ɪnˈteɪ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn

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Lamentation

Plural
Lamentations

Lamentation (plural Lamentations)
  1. The act of lamenting.
  2. A sorrowful cry; a lament.
  3. Specifically, mourning.
  4. lamentatio, (part of) a liturgical Bible text (from the book of Job) and its musical settings, usually in the plural; hence, any dirge
  5. A group of swans.

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Lamentation f. (plural Lamentations)

  1. lamentation, loud/ostentatious plaint

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