Way"ment (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waymented; p. pr. & vb. n. Waymenting.] [OE. waymenten, OF. waimenter, gaimenter, guaimenter, from wai, guai, woe! (of Teutonic origin; see Woe) and L. lamentari to lament. See Lament.]

To lament; to grieve; to wail.

[Written also waiment.] [Obs.]

Thilke science . . . maketh a man to waymenten. Chaucer.

For what boots it to weep and wayment, When ill is chanced? Spenser.

 

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Way"ment, n.

Grief; lamentation; mourning.

[Written also waiment.] [Obs.]

Spenser.

 

© Webster 1913.

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