Bewail definition

bĭ-wāl
To express sorrow or unhappiness over.
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To cry over; lament.

Bewail the dead.

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To cry over; lament.

Bewail the dead.

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To express sorrow or unhappiness over.
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To wail over or complain about; lament; mourn.
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To wail over; to feel or express deep sorrow for.
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Origin of bewail

  • Middle English biwailen bi- be- wailen wail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English biwailen bi- be- wailen wail

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bewailen, equivalent to be- (“over, about”) +‎ wail.

    From Wiktionary