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