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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elegy  \El"e*gy\,  n.;  pl  {Elegies}.  [L.  elegia,  Gr  ?,  fem. 
  sing.  (cf.  ?,  prop.,  neut.  pl  of  ?  a  distich  in  elegiac 
  verse),  fr  ?  elegiac,  fr  ?  a  song  of  mourning.] 
  A  mournful  or  plaintive  poem;  a  funereal  song;  a  poem  of 
  lamentation.  --Shak. 




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