expressing grief to lament
- To express deep sadness for because by wailing to lament to wail over
- regret strongly
- To express deep sadness for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail more than.
- expressing grief; to lament.
c.1300, from be- + wail (v.). Related: Bewailed; bewailing.
(v. t.) To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over.
- (v. i.) to convey grief; to lament.
The letters of Acominatus, archbishop of Athens, towards the close of the 12th century, bewail the desolate condition of the city in language resembling that of Jeremiah in regard to Jerusalem.