Professional mourner are people, usually women, who are paid to attend and mourn at a funeral. This practice has largely disappeared from Western culture.
Historically, in Greece and the Middle East, professional mourners were compensated to lament or deliver a eulogy. Mentioned in the Bible, the occupation is widely invoked in literature.
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