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English[]

Etymology[]

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

Pronunciation[]

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

Noun[]

Singular
Lamentation

Plural
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Lamentation ({{{1}}})

  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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Translations[]

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References[]

  • Template:R:Online Etymology Dictionary

French[]

Noun[]

Lamentation f. (plural Lamentations)

  1. lamentation, loud/ostentatious plaint

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ang:lamentation el:lamentation fr:lamentation io:lamentation ku:lamentation hu:lamentation ml:lamentation pl:lamentation ru:lamentation fi:lamentation te:lamentation vi:lamentation zh:lamentation

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