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elegy (n.)

1510s, from Middle French elegie, from Latin elegia, from Greek elegeia ode "an elegaic song," from elegeia, fem. of elegeios "elegaic," from elegos "poem or song of lament," later "poem written in elegiac verse," which is of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Phrygian word. Related: Elegiast.

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Definitions of elegy from WordNet

elegy (n.)
a mournful poem; a lament for the dead;
Synonyms: lament
From wordnet.princeton.edu