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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lamentation  \Lam`en*ta"tion\,  n.  [F.  lamentation,  L. 
  1.  The  act  of  bewailing;  audible  expression  of  sorrow; 
  wailing;  moaning. 
  In  Rama  was  there  a  voice  heard,  lamentation  and 
  weeping.  --Matt.  ii 
  2.  pl  (Script.)  A  book  of  the  Old  Testament  attributed  to 
  the  prophet  Jeremiah,  and  taking  its  name  from  the  nature 
  of  its  contents. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  cry  of  sorrow  and  grief;  "their  pitiful  laments  could  be 
  heard  throughout  the  ward"  [syn:  {lament},  {plaint},  {wail}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Heb.  qinah),  an  elegy  or  dirge.  The  first  example  of  this  form 
  of  poetry  is  the  lament  of  David  over  Saul  and  Jonathan  (2  Sam. 
  1:17-27).  It  was  a  frequent  accompaniment  of  mourning  (Amos 
  8:10).  In  2  Sam.  3:33,  34  is  recorded  David's  lament  over  Abner. 
  Prophecy  sometimes  took  the  form  of  a  lament  when  it  predicted 
  calamity  (Ezek.  27:2,  32;  28:12;  32:2,  16). 

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