Origin of lamentation
Examples from the Web for lamentation
But even as this book celebrates these women and their work, it is also a lamentation for a life on its way out.
Through the dark, cold winter, the walls on Muhammad Mahmoud erupted into huge images of celebration, lamentation, and commentary.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring|Ahdaf Soueif|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the summit of a height called Mostyn mountain, is a monumental stone denominated Maen Achwynfan (the stone of lamentation).
He watched the knight enter the chapel, and heard the cry and lamentation that he made.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France|Marie de France
There was something so inconceivably droll in the lamentation that his hearers laughed despite their uneasiness.The Man From Brodney's|George Barr McCutcheon
The transition from lamentation to prayer is always good for the sufferer.Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon|Walter Adeney
So the colonel broke into a lamentation, and a fury, and a wonder.The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
late 14c., from Old French lamentacion and directly from Latin lamentationem (nominative lamentatio) "wailing, moaning, weeping," noun of action from past participle stem of lamentari "to wail, moan, weep, lament," from lamentum "a wailing," from PIE root *la- "to shout, cry," probably ultimately imitative. Replaced Old English cwiþan.