lachrymosely

lachrymose

[lak-ruh-mohs]
adjective
1.
suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
2.
given to shedding tears readily; tearful.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin lacrimōsus, equivalent to lacrim(a) tear (see lachrymal) + -ōsus -ose1

lachrymosely, adverb
lachrymosity [lak-ruh-mos-i-tee] , noun
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lachrymose (ˈlækrɪˌməʊs, -ˌməʊz)
 
adj
1.  given to weeping; tearful
2.  mournful; sad
 
[C17: from Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima a tear]
 
'lachrymosely
 
adv
 
lachrymosity
 
n

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lachrymose
1661, "tear-like," from L. lacrimosus "tearful, sorrowful," from lacrima "tear," a dialect-altered borrowing of Gk. dakryma "tear," from dakryein "to shed tears," from dakry "tear," from PIE *dakru-/*draku- (see tear (n.)). Meaning "given to tears, tearful" is first attested
1727; meaning "of a mournful character" is from 1822. The -d- to -l- alteration in L. is the so-called "Sabine -L-," cf. L. olere "smell," from root of odor, and Ulixes, the L. form of Gk. Odysseus.
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