Threnody - Encyclopedia




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THRENODY, a lament written in verse, a dirge, a funeral ode composed in honour of a dead personage. The word is an adaptation of the Greek 8papcpaia, a funeral dirge, from 9prtvos, lamentation, wailing, 9pEoµat, I cry aloud, and cu87l, a song, ode,oiiecv, to sing.

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