Origin of lachrymatoryMedieval Latin lacrimatorium, neuter of lacrimatorius, of tears ; from Classical Latin lacrima, tear
(comparative more lachrymatory, superlative most lachrymatory)
- Pertaining to or causing tears.
- A vase intended to hold tears, formerly used by archaeologists to designate certain urns found in Roman burials.
From Latin type *lacrimatorius, from lacrimare.