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mourn

[ mawrn, mohrn ]
/ mɔrn, moʊrn /
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verb (used without object)
to feel or express sorrow or grief.
to grieve or lament for the dead.
to show the conventional or usual signs of sorrow over a person's death.
verb (used with object)
to feel or express sorrow or grief over (misfortune, loss, or anything regretted); deplore.
to grieve or lament over (the dead).
to utter in a sorrowful manner.
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Origin of mourn

First recorded before 900; Middle English mo(u)rnen, Old English murnan; cognate with Old High German mornēn, Old Norse morna, Gothic maurnan

synonym study for mourn

1. See grieve.

OTHER WORDS FROM mourn

o·ver·mourn, verbun·mourned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mourn

mourn
/ (mɔːn) /

verb
to feel or express sadness for the death or loss of (someone or something)
(intr) to observe the customs of mourning, as by wearing black
(tr) to grieve over (loss or misfortune)

Word Origin for mourn

Old English murnan; compare Old High German mornēn to be troubled, Gothic maurnan to grieve, Greek mermeros worried
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