penthos

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Greek πενθος.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

penthos (uncountable)

  1. sorrow; grief or sadness
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      He watched with a chill of wonder the basalt mask splotched with ivy shadow whose round eyes stared back with Kolonian penthos, Dushara with his face among leaves.