BE-MOAN

bemoan

[bih-mohn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to express distress or grief over; lament: to bemoan one's fate.
2.
to regard with regret or disapproval.

Origin:
before 1000; be- + moan; replacing bemene, Middle English bimenen, Old English bimǣnan (bi- be- + mǣnan to moan)

bemoaningly, adverb
unbemoaned, adjective
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bemoan (bɪˈməʊn)
 
vb
to grieve over (a loss, etc); mourn; lament (esp in the phrase bemoan one's fate)
 
[Old English bemǣnan; see be-, moan]

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bemoan
O.E. bemænan "to bemoan, wail, lament;" see be- + moan.
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