Definitions for paeanˈpi ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pae•anˈpi ən(n.)

  1. a song of praise, joy, thanksgiving, or triumph.

Origin of paean:

1535–45; < L, song of triumph or thanksgiving addressed to Apollo or another god < Gk paian, paiṓn, orig. an epithet of Apollo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, pean(noun)

    a formal expression of praise

  2. paean, pean(noun)

    (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)


  1. paean(Noun)

    Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.

  2. paean(Noun)

    An enthusiastic expression of praise.

  3. Origin: From παιάν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paean(noun)

    an ancient Greek hymn in honor of Apollo as a healing deity, and, later, a song addressed to other deities

  2. Paean(noun)

    any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph

  3. Paean(noun)

    see Paeon


  1. Paean

    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.

Anagrams of paean

  1. apnea


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