Definitions for paeanˈpi ən
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encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, pean(noun)
a formal expression of praise
(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.
An enthusiastic expression of praise.
Origin: From παιάν.
an ancient Greek hymn in honor of Apollo as a healing deity, and, later, a song addressed to other deities
any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph
Origin: [L. paean, Gr. paia`n, fr. Paia`n the physician of the gods, later, Apollo. Cf. Pon, Peony.]
A paean is a song or lyric poem expressing triumph or thanksgiving. In classical antiquity, it is usually performed by a chorus, but some examples seem intended for an individual voice. It comes from the Greek παιάν, "song of triumph, any solemn song or chant." "Paeon" was also the name of a divine physician and an epithet of Apollo.
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