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threnody (n.)

"song of lamentation," 1630s, from Greek thrēnōdia "lamentation," from thrēnos "dirge, lament" + ōidē "ode" (see ode). Greek thrēnos probably is from PIE imitative root *dher- (3) "to drone, murmur, hum;" source also of Old English dran "drone," Gothic drunjus "sound," Greek tenthrene "a kind of wasp."

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Definitions of threnody from WordNet

threnody (n.)
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person;
Synonyms: dirge / coronach / lament / requiem
From wordnet.princeton.edu