First use: late 16th century
Anatomy Def: secretion of tears from paired lacrimal glands of the bony orbits.
Outlander Def: release of eye fluids in response to profound emotions including grief, relief, gratitude, love, compassion, memories, sorrow, regret and utter loss!
Learn about lacrimation in Anatomy Lesson #30, “Aye, Eye – The Eyes – Part 2!”
Read about Jamie’s and Claire’s tears from Diana’s second book, Dragonfly in Amber:
Jamie covered his face in his hands and stood shaking against the boards of the empty stall. “I am a fool,” he said at last, gasping to recover his breath. “Oh, God, I am a fool.” He dropped his hands, showing his face, tears streaking through the grime of travel. He dashed the back of his hand across his cheek, but the moisture continued to overflow from his eyes, as though it were a process quite out of his control. “The cause is lost, my men are being taken to slaughter, there are dead men rotting in the wood … and I am weeping for a horse! Oh, God,” he whispered, shaking his head. “I am a fool.”
I pushed my way through the brush and the branches, stumbling over rocks, blinded by tears. Behind me I could hear shouts and the clash of steel from the cottage. My thighs were slick and wet with Jamie’s seed. The crest of the hill seemed never to grow nearer; surely I would spend the rest of my life fighting my way through the strangling trees! There was a crashing in the brush behind me. Someone had seen me rush from the cottage. I dashed aside the tears and scrabbled upward, groping on all fours as the ground grew steeper.
Weep with Jamie and Claire as they prepare to part “forever” in Starz’s profound final episode, 213, of season two, Dragonfly in Amber!
A deeply grateful,