coronach

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From Scottish Gaelic corranach and Irish corānach.

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  • IPA(key): /kɒɹənək/, /kɒɹənəx/

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coronach (plural coronachs)

  1. (historical, Scotland, Ireland) dirge, lamentation
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, chapter XXX, in The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume I, The Burton Club, page 311 footnote:
      [A] hired mourner, the Irish "Keener" at the conclamatio or coronach, where the Hullabaloo, Hulululu or Ululoo showed the survivors' sorrow.

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