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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