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Keening for Cú Chulainn
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noun: A wailing lament for the dead.
From Irish caoineadh (lament). Earliest documented use: 1876.
"Of all the closures of independent stores that have left hundreds of British high streets a book-free wilderness, none has given rise to more celebrity keening than the imminent demise of The Travel Bookshop."
Boyd Tonkin; Crimes Behind Closed Doors; The Independent (London, UK); Sep 9, 2011.
See more usage examples of keening in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. -Franz Kafka, novelist (1883-1924)
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