Howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion, typically grief.
Early 17th century: from Latin ululat- ‘howled, shrieked’, from the verb ululare, of imitative origin. Both listed pronunciations are accepted.
“The crowd ululates as the body is laid out.”
Machree (noun) (Irish/Scots)
As a form of address: my dear. Now chiefly in “Mother Machree”, expressing (usually ironically) a stereotyped conception of Celtic or Irish identity.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Irish Hudibras. From Irish mo chroí (Scottish Gaelic mo chridhe) my heart, my beloved from mo my + croí (Scottish Gaelic cridhe) heart from Early Irish cride heart, cognate with heart [interjection, adverb].