lamenter

lament

[luh-ment]
verb (used with object)
1.
to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
2.
to mourn for or over.
verb (used without object)
3.
to feel, show, or express grief, sorrow, or regret.
4.
to mourn deeply.
noun
5.
an expression of grief or sorrow.
6.
a formal expression of sorrow or mourning, especially in verse or song; an elegy or dirge.

Origin:
1520–30; (noun) < Latin lāmentum plaint; (v.) < Latin lāmentārī, derivative of lāmentum

lamenter, noun
lamentingly, adverb


1, 2. bewail, bemoan, deplore. 3, 4. grieve, weep. 5. lamentation, moan. 6. monody, threnody.
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lament (ləˈmɛnt)
 
vb
1.  to feel or express sorrow, remorse, or regret (for or over)
 
n
2.  an expression of sorrow
3.  a poem or song in which a death is lamented
 
[C16: from Latin lāmentum]
 
la'menter
 
n
 
la'mentingly
 
adv

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lament
1530s, back-formation from lamentation. The noun is recorded from 1590s. Related: Lamented; lamenting.
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