(third-person singular simple present wayments, present participle waymenting, simple past and past participle waymented)
- (obsolete) To lament.
Middle English waymenten, from Old Northern French waimenter "to lament" (compare Old French guaimenter, gaimenter "to lament"), a conflation of Old French wai, guai "woe", from Frankish *wai, wē "woe" from Proto-Germanic *wai (“woe”), and Latin lamentari "to lament". Akin to Old High German wē "woe" (German Weh "woe, pain"), Old English wā "woe". More at woe, lament.