wayment

intransitive verb way·ment \ˈwāmənt\

Definition of wayment

-ed/-ing/-s

archaic

  1. :  lament, grieve

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Origin and Etymology of wayment

Middle English waymenten, from Old North French waimenter, from wai, interjection, woe (of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic wai, interjection, woe) + Old French menter (as in lamenter to lament) — more at woe, lament


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