dirge

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From Latin dirige ‎(steer), from the beginning of an antiphon in the requiem Dirige, Domine, deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam.

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dirge ‎(plural dirges)

  1. A mournful poem or piece of music composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person.

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