verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- mountlake terrace,
- mourne mountains,
- mourner's kaddish,
- mourners' bench,
Origin of mourn
Examples from the Web for mourn
Followers had traveled many miles to mourn the loss, and aid in the ritual washing, dressing, and honoring of the body.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families|Abby Haglage|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Ferguson, Missouri, the bullet-ridden body of Michael Brown lies on a slab somewhere, and his parents await justice, and mourn.
Mourn so enthusiastically that you end up neglecting your own family.Nick Cannon’s Not a Gigolo, But He Had Sex with Kim Kardashian|Amy Zimmerman|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, much as we might mourn the losses, why should the United States be in the business of trying to hold it all together now?Iraq Is Not Our War Anymore. Let It Be Iran’s Problem.|Christopher Dickey|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than once the Iraqis we worked with postponed our engagements so they could mourn slain colleagues.
Poor Stella, at rest for a century and a half beside the man who caused her such pangs of love and grief—who does not mourn her?Penelope's Irish Experiences|Kate Douglas Wiggin
It is their habit to mourn thus when they discover one of their number lying dead.Red Hunters And the Animal People|Charles A. Eastman
Be afflicted and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.The Gospel: An Exposition of its First Principles|Brigham Henry Roberts
Look to it, that thou hast not at some time to mourn for thyself.
I could not keep my eyes dry all day; nor can I now in the recollecting it; but let me pass over what to mourn is now so vain.'Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
Word Origin for mourn
Old English murnan "to mourn, bemoan, long after," also "be anxious about, be careful" (class III strong verb; past tense mearn, past participle murnen), from Proto-Germanic *murnan "to remember sorrowfully" (cf. Old Saxon mornon, Old High German mornen, Gothic maurnan "to mourn," Old Norse morna "to pine away"), probably from PIE root *(s)mer- "to remember" (see memory); or, if the Old Norse sense is the base one, from *mer- "to die, wither." Related: Mourned; mourning.