pleurant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, pleurant (weeping).

Noun[edit]

pleurant (plural pleurants)

  1. A weeping figure used as an ornament on a tomb.
    • 2007 October 19, Karen Rosenberg, “Sacred Works in Secular Places”, in New York Times[1]:
      Thought to be the work of the master sculptor Jean de Brecquessent, she is one of only a few of the 14 pleurants to have survived the tomb’s destruction during the French Revolution.

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

pleurant

  1. present participle of pleurer