[el-i-jee] /ˈɛl ɪ dʒi/
noun, plural elegies.
a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.
a poem written in elegiac meter.
a sad or mournful musical composition.
noun (pl) -gies
a mournful or plaintive poem or song, esp a lament for the dead
poetry or a poem written in elegiac couplets or stanzas
1510s, from Middle French elegie, from Latin elegia, from Greek elegeia ode “an elegaic song,” from elegeia, fem. of elegeios “elegaic,” from elegos “poem or song of lament,” perhaps from a Phrygian word.
A form of poetry that mourns the loss of someone who has died or something that has deteriorated. A notable example is the “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard,” by Thomas Gray. (Compare eulogy.)
/ˈiːlɪə/ noun 1. a variant spelling of Elia1
eleidin e·le·i·din (ĭ-lē’ĭ-dn) n. A semifluid, acidophilic substance related to keratin and present in the stratum lucidum of the epidermis.
mighty one; God of Israel, the name which Jacob gave to the alter which he erected on the piece of land where he pitched his tent before Shechem, and which he afterwards purchased from the sons of Hamor (Gen. 33:20).
1. element; elements. 2. .