Condolences



[kuh n-doh-luh ns] /kənˈdoʊ ləns/

noun
1.
Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
/kənˈdəʊləns/
noun
1.
(often pl) an expression of sympathy with someone in grief, etc
n.

“formal declaration of sympathy,” 1670s, plural of condolence. Reason for the plural is unclear; earliest references are to expressions from groups of persons; perhaps the habit stuck.
n.

c.1600, from Late Latin condolere “to suffer together” (see condole) + -ence. Often in form condoleance 1600-1800.

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