- mourner's kaddish,
- mourners' bench,
- mourning band,
- mourning becomes electra,
- mourning cloak,
- mourning dove,
- mourning iris
Origin of mourning
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of mourn
Examples from the Web for 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|Creede Newton|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
So while mourning the closing of De Robertis, consider that we might someday mourn the bankruptcy of whatever chain replaces it.
In his own estimate, the most honorable trait of his character was that "no Athenian through his means had ever put on mourning."Greek Sculpture|Estelle M. Hurll
“I am sorry to observe you are in mourning, sir,” said Mrs. Steerforth.The Personal History of David Copperfield |Charles Dickens
My mourning, in the choice of which I had taken no share, was in material the most expensive, and in form of the highest fashion.Discipline|Mary Brunton
She had never put on mourning for her husband, always cherishing the delusive hope that he would some day return.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
"Widowed and fatherless; God pity them," came in a low voice from a sad-faced woman, clad in the sable robes of mourning.Clemence|Retta Babcock
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.