Threnody meaning

thrĕnə-dē
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A poem or song of mourning or lamentation.
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A song of lamentation; funeral song.
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A song or poem of lamentation or mourning for a dead person; a dirge; an elegy.
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Origin of threnody

  • Greek thrēnōidiā thrēnos lament aoidē, ōidē song ode

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

  • From Ancient Greek θρηνῳδία (thrÄ“nōidia, “lamentation"), from θρῆνος (thrÄ“nos, “lament, wail, dirge") + ᾠδή (ōidÄ“, “song").

    From Wiktionary