threnos

noun

thre·​nos
ˈthrēˌnäs
variants or less commonly threnus
-ēnəs
plural threnoi
-ēˌnȯi
also threni
-ēˌnī
: threnody
especially : a lyrical lament over a victim of the catastrophe in a tragedy

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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