Lamentations



[lam-uh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌlæm ənˈteɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of or expressing grief.
2.
a .
3.
Lamentations, (used with a singular verb) a book of the Bible, traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah.
Abbreviation: Lam.
/ˌlæmɛnˈteɪʃənz/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
a book of the Old Testament, traditionally ascribed to the prophet Jeremiah, lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem
2.
a musical setting of these poems
/ˌlæmɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a lament; expression of sorrow
2.
the act of lamenting
n.

Biblical book, late 14c., short for Lamentations of Jeremiah, from Latin Lamentationes, translating Greek Threnoi (see lamentation).
n.

late 14c., from Old French lamentacion and directly from Latin lamentationem (nominative lamentatio) “wailing, moaning, weeping,” noun of action from past participle stem of lamentari “to wail, moan, weep, lament,” from lamentum “a wailing,” from PIE root *la- “to shout, cry,” probably ultimately imitative. Replaced Old English cwiþan.

(Heb. qinah), an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form of poetry is the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam. 1:17-27). It was a frequent accompaniment of mourning (Amos 8:10). In 2 Sam. 3:33, 34 is recorded David’s lament over Abner. Prophecy sometimes took the form of a lament when it predicted calamity (Ezek. 27:2, 32; 28:12; 32:2, 16).

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