A poem or song of mourning or lamentation.
A song of lamentation; funeral song.
Origin of threnody
- Greek thrēnōidiā thrēnos lament aoidē, ōidē song ode
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Î¸ÏÎ·Î½á¿³Î´Î¯Î± (thrÄ“nÅidia, “lamentation"), from Î¸Ïá¿†Î½Î¿Ï‚ (thrÄ“nos, “lament, wail, dirge") + á¾ Î´Î® (ÅidÄ“, “song").