Definition of lacrimae rerum in US English:

lacrimae rerum

(also lacrymae rerum, lachrymae rerum)

noun

  • With the. Tears shed for human sorrows; the sadness of life.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Lamb (1775–1834), essayist. From classical Latin lacrimae rērum (Virgil Aeneid 1. 462) from lacrimae, plural of lacrima tear + rērum, plural of rēs thing.

Pronunciation

lacrimae rerum

/ˌlakrɪmʌɪ ˈrɛːrʊm/