lacrimae rerum love

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  • n. The “tears of things”; the inherent tragedy of existence.

Etymologies

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An allusion to Virgil’s Aeneid (29–19 BC), book I, line 462; Latin: lacrimae (“tears”, the nominative plural form of lacrima, “tear”) + rērum (“of things”, the genitive plural form of rēs, “thing”) = “tears of things”.

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  • But not tears for fears, right?

    February 22, 2012

  • Lacrimae rerum means 1. tears for things, pity for misfortune; 2. tears in things, tragedy of life.

    February 22, 2012