Lamentations 1:1
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewTransliterationStrong'sDefinitionOrigin
How  351ain what manner? how? where?from ek and koh
lonelyבָדָ֗דva·dad910isolation, separationfrom badad
sitsיָשְׁבָ֣הya·she·vah3427to sit, remain, dwella prim. root
the cityהָעִיר֙ha·'ir5892bcity, townof uncertain derivation
That was fullרַבָּ֣תִיrab·ba·ti7227amuch, many, greatfrom rabab
of people!עָ֔םam,5971apeoplefrom an unused word
She has becomeהָיְתָ֖הha·ye·tah1961to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
like a widowכְּאַלְמָנָ֑הke·'al·ma·nah;490a widowfem. of alman
Who was [once] greatרַבָּ֣תִיrab·ba·ti7227amuch, many, greatfrom rabab
among the nations!בַגֹּויִ֗םvag·go·v·yim1471nation, peoplefrom the same as gav
She who was a princessשָׂרָ֙תִי֙sa·ra·ti8282princess, noble ladyfem. of sar
among the provincesבַּמְּדִינֹ֔ותbam·me·di·no·vt,4082a provincefrom din
Has becomeהָיְתָ֖הha·ye·tah1961to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
a forced laborer!לָמַֽס׃la·mas.4522body of forced laborers, forced service, taskworkers, taskwork, serfdomof uncertain derivation
KJV Lexicon
How doth the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
sit
yashab  (yaw-shab')
to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
solitary
badad  (baw-dawd')
separate; adverb, separately -- alone, desolate, only, solitary.
that was full
rab  (rab)
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
of people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
how is she become as a widow
'almanah  (al-maw-naw')
a widow; also a desolate place -- desolate house (palace), widow.
she that was great
rab  (rab)
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
among the nations
gowy  (go'-ee)
a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
and princess
sarah  (saw-raw')
a mistress, i.e. female noble -- lady, princess, queen.
among the provinces
mdiynah  (med-ee-naw')
a judgeship, i.e. jurisdiction; by implication, a district (as ruled by a judge); generally, a region -- (every) province.
how is she become tributary
mac  (mas)
a burden (as causing to faint), i.e. a tax in the form of forced labor -- discomfited, levy, task(-master), tribute(-tary).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
How lonely sits the city That was full of people! She has become like a widow Who was once great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces Has become a forced laborer!

King James Bible
How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How she sits alone, the city once crowded with people! She who was great among the nations has become like a widow. The princess among the provinces has been put to forced labor.

International Standard Version
How lonely she lies, the city that thronged with people! Like a widow she has become, this great one among nations! The princess among provinces has become a vassal.

NET Bible
Alas! The city once full of people now sits all alone! The prominent lady among the nations has become a widow! The princess who once ruled the provinces has become a forced laborer!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Look how deserted Jerusalem is! Once the city was crowded with people. Once it was important among the nations. Now it is a widow. Once it was a princess among the provinces. Now it does forced labor.

King James 2000 Bible
How does the city sit lovely, that was full of people! how has she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how has she become a slave!
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