threnos

noun thre·nos \ˈthrēˌnäs\
variants: less commonly

threnus

\-ēnəs\

Definition of threnos

plural

threnoi

\-ēˌnȯi\ also

threni

\-ēˌnī\
  1. :  threnody; especially :  a lyrical lament over a victim of the catastrophe in a tragedy

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Origin and Etymology of threnos

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


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