lament

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See also: Lament.

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Etymology[edit]

From French lamenter, from Latin lāmentor (I wail, weep), from lāmenta (wailings, laments, moanings); with formative -mentum, from the root *la-, probably ultimately imitative. Also see latrare.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ləˈmɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

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lament (plural laments)

  1. An expression of grief, suffering, sadness or regret.
  2. A song expressing grief.

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lament (third-person singular simple present laments, present participle lamenting, simple past and past participle lamented)

  1. (intransitive) To express grief; to weep or wail; to mourn.
  2. (transitive) To feel great sorrow or regret; to bewail.

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Verb[edit]

lament

  1. third-person plural present indicative of lamer
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of lamer

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