Lamentations

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
Lam·​en·​ta·​tions | \ ˌla-mən-ˈtā-shənz How to pronounce Lamentations (audio) \

Definition of Lamentations

: a poetic book on the fall of Jerusalem in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Lamentations

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lamentations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lamentations. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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