Why was clemency trending last week?
"mourned for," 1610, from past participle of lament (v.).
mid-15c., back-formation from lamentation or else from Middle French lamenter "to moan, bewail" (14c.) and directly from Latin lamentari, from lamentum (see lamentation). Related: Lamented; lamenting.
1590s, from Middle French lament and directly from Latin lamentum (see lamentation).