Lachrymatory meaning

lakrəmətôrē
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Any of various small vases found in ancient Roman sepulchers, formerly supposed to have been used to catch the tears of mourners.
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Of, causing, or producing tears.
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Pertaining to or causing tears.
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A vase intended to hold tears, formerly used by archaeologists to designate certain urns found in Roman burials.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of lachrymatory - lacrymatory

Origin of lachrymatory

  • From Latin type *lacrimatorius, from lacrimare.

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