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[mawr-ner, mohr-] /ˈmɔr nər, ˈmoʊr-/

a person who .
a person who attends a funeral to for the deceased.
(at religious revival meetings) a person who professes penitence for sin, with desire for salvation.
a person who mourns, esp at a funeral
(at US revivalist meetings) a person who repents publicly

late 14c., agent noun from mourn (v.).


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