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From lacrima +‎ -ōsus.



lacrimōsus (feminine lacrimōsa, neuter lacrimōsum, adverb lacrimōsē); first/second-declension adjective

  1. weeping, full of tears
    • 13th century, Stabat Mater, stanza 1:
      Stabat mater dolorosa
      Iuxta crucem lacrimosa,
      Dum pendebat filius.
      The Mother stood sorrowful
      By the cross, weeping,
      While the Son was hanging.
  2. lamentable, causing weeping
    • From the Dies irae sequence (stanza 18) of the Catholic Requiem mass:
      Lacrimosa dies illa,
      Qua resurget ex favilla,
      Iudicandus homo reus.
      Huic ergo parce, Deus.
      Tearful [will be] that day,
      on which from the glowing embers will arise
      the guilty man who is to be judged.
      Then spare him, O God.


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative lacrimōsus lacrimōsa lacrimōsum lacrimōsī lacrimōsae lacrimōsa
Genitive lacrimōsī lacrimōsae lacrimōsī lacrimōsōrum lacrimōsārum lacrimōsōrum
Dative lacrimōsō lacrimōsō lacrimōsīs
Accusative lacrimōsum lacrimōsam lacrimōsum lacrimōsōs lacrimōsās lacrimōsa
Ablative lacrimōsō lacrimōsā lacrimōsō lacrimōsīs
Vocative lacrimōse lacrimōsa lacrimōsum lacrimōsī lacrimōsae lacrimōsa

Related terms[edit]


  • Aromanian: lãcãrmos
  • English: lachrymose
  • Friulian: lagrimôs
  • Italian: lacrimoso


  • lacrimosus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lacrimosus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lacrimosus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette