Meaning of amber-weeping in English:


Pronunciation /ˈambəˌwiːpɪŋ/


  • That exudes resin; (usually) specifically (Greek Mythology) that weeps tears of amber.

    Chiefly with reference to the Greek myth of the Heliades, sisters of Phaeton, who were turned into poplar trees by the gods, and whose tears became amber.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Lodge (1558–1625), author and physician. From amber + weeping.