Other Word Forms of Elegy
Origin of Elegy
1514, from Middle French elegie, from Latin elegia, from Ancient Greek ἐλεγεία ᾠδή (elegeia ōdē, “an elegaic song”), from ἐλεγεία (elegeia), feminine of ἐλεγεῖος (elegeios, “elegaic”), from ἔλεγος (elegos, “poem or song of lament”), perhaps from Phrygian.
French élégie from Latin elegīa from Greek elegeia from pl. of elegeion elegiac distich from elegos song, mournful song
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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