Coronach was a lamentation at funerals, formerly universal throughout Scotland and Ireland, and still very common in parts of those countries. Combined cries of lamentation were intermingled with expostulations and reproaches bestowed upon the deceased for leaving the world, and the wailing was continued by a train of females which followed the corpse to the burial. The ὀλολυγή of the Greeks and ululatus of the Latins designated similar practices among the classical nations; and the resemblance of these words to the common Celtic cries on funeral occasions, uloghone and hullulu, indicates an etymological affinity. SEE MOURN.

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