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From Middle English bewailen, equivalent to be-(over, about) +‎ wail.

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bewail ‎(third-person singular simple present bewails, present participle bewailing, simple past and past participle bewailed)

  1. To wail over; to feel or express deep sorrow for
    • Shakespeare
      Hath widowed and unchilded many a one, / Which to this hour bewail the injury.

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