See also: Lament.

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Etymology

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From French lamenter, from Latin lāmentor (I wail, weep), from lāmenta (wailings, laments, moanings); with formative -mentum, from the root *la-, probably ultimately imitative. Also see latrare.

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lament (plural laments)

  1. An expression of grief, suffering, sadness or regret.
  2. A song expressing grief.

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lament (third-person singular simple present laments, present participle lamenting, simple past and past participle lamented)

  1. (intransitive) To express grief; to weep or wail; to mourn.
  2. (transitive) To express great sorrow or regret over; to bewail.

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Czech

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lament

  1. genitive plural of lamento

Franco-Provençal

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Adverb

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lament

  1. Alternative spelling of 'lament, clipping of solament (only)

French

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lament

  1. third-person plural present indicative/subjunctive of lamer

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Polish

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin lāmentum.

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lament m inan

  1. lamentation, lament (sorrowful cry)
    Synonym: lamentacja
  2. lament, threnody (mournful song expressing sadness over someone's death or some unpleasant event)
    Synonym: lamentacja
  3. (poetry) threnody (poem of lamentation or mourning for a dead person; a dirge; an elegy)
    Synonyms: lamentacja, tren

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Further reading

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  • lament in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lament in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • lament in PWN's encyclopedia

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin lamentum.

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lament n (plural lamente)

  1. wailing, moaning, weeping

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References

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  • lament in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN