Definitions

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  • n. One who laments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who laments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who laments, mourns, or cries out with sorrow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)

Etymologies

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to lament + -er.

Examples

  • Slide 43: • All this the "lamenter" should do for the three or four days.

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  • Slide 33: • The "lamenter" now takes off his moccasins and even his breech cloth, and he walks alone up to the top of the mountain, holding his pipe in front of him, and carrying a buffalo robe which he will use at night.

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  • Slide 32: • All this time the other helper has been making a bed of sage at the center, so that when the "lamenter" is tired he may lie with his head against the center and his feet stretching towards the east.

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  • Slide 34: • Entering the sacred place, the "lamenter" goes directly to the center pole, where he faces west, and holding up his pipe with both hands he continues to cry.

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  • Slide 36: • The "lamenter" should do it all very slowly and in such a sacred manner that often he may take an hour or two to make one of these rounds.

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  • Slide 40: • In the evening the "lamenter" is very tired, for he may neither eat nor drink during the days that he cries for a vision.

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  • Slide 44: • At the end of this period the helpers come with their horses and take the "lamenter" with his pipe back to the camp, where he immediately enters the the sweatlodge.

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  • I might have continued on in the words of the royal lamenter; for, surely, never did one fellow-servant love another in my maiden state, nor servant love a mistress in my exalted condition, better than Jonathan loved me!

    Pamela

  • ‘What a cruelty in my fate!’ said the sweet lamenter. — ‘Now the only comfort of my life must be given up!’

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I have given him particulars to go upon in the discourse he is to pronounce at the funeral; but had the less need to do this, as I find he is extremely well acquainted with the whole unhappy story; and was a personal admirer of my dear cousin, and a sincere lamenter of her misfortunes and death.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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