threnos

noun thre·nos \ ˈthrēˌnäs \
variants: or less commonly threnus \-ēnəs\

Definition of threnos

plural threnoi \-ēˌnȯi\ also threni \-ēˌnī\
: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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