An example of sorrow is what you feel when your beloved spouse dies.
Sorrow for sin.
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Tried to assuage her sorrows.
I listened to his sorrows.
Other Word Forms
Origin of sorrow
- Middle English sorwe from Old English sorg
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English sorow, sorwe, from Old English sorh, sorg, from Proto-Germanic *surgō (cf. West Frisian soarch, Dutch zorg, German Sorge, Danish sorg), from Proto-Indo-European *swergÊ°- 'to watch over, worry' (cf. Old Irish serg 'sickness', Tocharian B sark 'id.', Lithuanian sirgti "˜to be sick', Sanskrit sū́rká¹£ati "˜he worries').