Origin of mourning
Antonyms for mourning
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of mourn
Synonyms for mourn
Antonyms for mourn
Related Words for mourninggrief, weeping, darkness, aching, wailing, bereavement, languishing, crying, woe, lamenting, blackness, keening, repining, lamentation, moaning, pining, grieving
Examples from the Web for mourning
Contemporary Examples of mourning
The late-November hacking of Sony, perhaps the most vicious episode of its kind, comes at the end of the period of mourning.
Now that the Confucian-inspired mourning period is over, the son is free to embark on his own programs and policies.
Soon after Abu Ein died, the Palestinian Authority announced three days of mourning.Palestinian Cabinet Member Dies in Confrontation with Israeli Soldier
December 10, 2014
A Fish and Wildlife special agent collected the bodies of two birds at the site, a redhead duck and a mourning dove.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
So while mourning the closing of De Robertis, consider that we might someday mourn the bankruptcy of whatever chain replaces it.De Robertis, a New York Great, Bids Farewell
December 4, 2014
Historical Examples of mourning
"And you know we shall be in mourning," said Psyche to her brother.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Nellie had been frankly scandalized at the idea of mourning.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
Is their condition on earth eminently "the house of mourning?"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Then they marched home and their houses were filled with mourning.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
The household was filled with mourning, but it was too late.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Word Origin for mourn
Old English murnung "complaint, grief," verbal noun from mourn (v.).
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.