Lachrymology



noun

the study of crying as therapy
Word Origin

lachrym- ‘crying’ + ology

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    [lak-ruh-mohs] /ˈlæk rəˌmoʊs/ adjective 1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful. 2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful. /ˈlækrɪˌməʊs; -ˌməʊz/ adjective 1. given to weeping; tearful 2. mournful; sad adj. 1660s, “tear-like,” from Latin lacrimosus “tearful, sorrowful, weeping,” also “causing tears, lamentable,” from lacrima “tear,” a dialect-altered borrowing of Greek dakryma “tear,” from […]

  • Lachrymosity

    [lak-ruh-mohs] /ˈlæk rəˌmoʊs/ adjective 1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful. 2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful. /ˈlækrɪˌməʊs; -ˌməʊz/ adjective 1. given to weeping; tearful 2. mournful; sad adj. 1660s, “tear-like,” from Latin lacrimosus “tearful, sorrowful, weeping,” also “causing tears, lamentable,” from lacrima “tear,” a dialect-altered borrowing of Greek dakryma “tear,” from […]



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