- Bokim Hebrew toponym: ‘Weepers’ Israelites bewail their wrong doings. [O.T.: Judges 2:1–5]
- Heraclitus the weeping philosopher; melancholic personality. [Gk. Phil.: Hall, 98]
- Mary Magdalene tearfully washes Christ’s feet. [N.T.: Luke 7:37–38]
- Niobe weeps when her children are slain, even after Zeus turns her to stone. [Gk. Myth.: RHDC ]
- Rachel weeping for her children Israel, for children slain by order of Herod. [N.T.: Matthew 2:16–18]
- tears of Eos dewdrops; teardrops shed for slain son. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1065]
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cry·ing / ˈkrī-ing/ • adj. very great: it would be a crying shame to let some other woman have it.
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