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King James Dictionary

Mourn

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MOURN, L. maereo.

1. To express grief or sorrow to grieve to be sorrowful. Mourning may be expressed by weeping or audible sounds, or by sobs, sighs or inward silent grief.

Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to weep. Genesis 23

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5

2. To wear the customary habit of sorrow.

We mourn in black.

Grieve for an hour perhaps, then mourn a year.

MOURN, To grieve for to lament. But there is an ellipsis of for, the verb not being transitive. When we say, we mourn a friend or a child, the real sense and complete phrase is, we mourn for a friend, or mourn for the loss of a friend. "He mourn'd his rival's success," that is,he mourned for his rival's success.

1. To utter in a sorrowful manner.

The love lorn nightingale

Nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well.

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Entry for 'Mourn'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/m/mourn.html.

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