threnos

noun
thre·​nos | \ ˈthrēˌnäs \
variants: or less commonly threnus \ -​ēnəs \
plural threnoi\ -​ēˌnȯi \ also threni\ -​ēˌnī \

Definition of threnos

: threnody especially : a lyrical lament over a victim of the catastrophe in a tragedy

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History and Etymology for threnos

threnos, from Greek thrēnos; threnus from Late Latin, from Greek thrēnos

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“Threnos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/threnos. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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