(plural kinoth, qinot, qinoth
) is Hebrew
for dirge or lamentation. Its general meaning is a dirge
, especially as sung by Jewish professional mourning women. Specifically, it refers to a Hebrew elegy
chanted traditionally on the Ninth of Ab
Kinah was also a city in the extreme south of Judah (). It was probably not far from the Dead Sea, in the Wady Fikreh.