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lament

a poem or song in which a death is lamented
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(1) The latter was originally a professional lamenter, who joined in the course of history the cult of Istar, and eventually became one of the goddess's most notable attendants.
Their topics include seduced by method: history and Jeremiah 20, bare-naked: a gender analysis of the naked body in Jeremiah 13, figuration in Jeremiah's confessions with questions for Isaiah's servant, first-person figurations of servant and suffering in Isaiah and Jeremiah, prophetic sign acts as performances, and a synoptic reading of Jeremiah the lamenter. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
In the special realm of the Corsican funeral ritual gender roles are reversed, and the eloquent female lamenter holds forth while men can only listen.
Kortner, "Une raison pour feter et non se lamenter," pp.
But if we have a lament, we must have a lamenter, a fact that at least carries with it the idea of a future beyond immediate grief.
Its okay to buy "miracle" creams, but don't become a slave to consumerism and a lamenter of your lost youth.
faire du bruit, se lamenter Sapsep gazouiller, chuchoter paSah eclater, faire entendre, pousser des cris de joie II.
As one example of this conceptual linkage, some contemporary laments express the notion that the tomb is "a house" constructed on the "seas," as the lamenter cAliya from al-cAiyaiysa sings: How we built houses on the seas, how we built houses!
Even when seemingly expressing only personal grief, a lamenter using the traditional language of the laments cannot do without certain conceptions crystallized in the words over the centuries, which, whether s/he likes it or not, speak a far more general archaic tongue than any egocentric problems s/he could raise (cf.
Through the labor of lament, energy is activated in the lamenter in ways that can go undetected or be distorted in consciousness.
Did Greenberg have his honorific title in mind when he asks, in this context," What use will a lamenter be, even a genius like Jeremiah f (169) The other power is Russia, represented by shining boots, which will destroy Jews and their institutions.