Lamentations

noun

Lam·​en·​ta·​tions ˌla-mən-ˈtā-shənz How to pronounce Lamentations (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a poetic book on the fall of Jerusalem in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

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First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Lamentations was in the 14th century

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Lamentations

noun
Lam·​en·​ta·​tions ˌlam-ən-ˈtā-shənz How to pronounce Lamentations (audio)
: a poetic book on the fall of Jerusalem in canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible
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