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Definitions for encomium
ɛnˈkoʊ mi əm; -mi əen·comi·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, peannoun

    a formal expression of praise

Wiktionary

  1. encomiumnoun

    Warm praise, especially a formal expression of such praise; a tribute.

    Etymology: From encomium, from ἐγκώμιον, from ἐγκώμιος, from κῶμος.

  2. encomiumnoun

    A general category of oratory.

    Etymology: From encomium, from ἐγκώμιον, from ἐγκώμιος, from κῶμος.

  3. encomiumnoun

    A method within rhetorical pedagogy.

    Etymology: From encomium, from ἐγκώμιον, from ἐγκώμιος, from κῶμος.

  4. encomiumnoun

    The eighth exercise in the progymnasmata series.

    Etymology: From encomium, from ἐγκώμιον, from ἐγκώμιος, from κῶμος.

  5. encomiumnoun

    A genre of literature that included five elements: prologue, birth and upbringing, acts of the person's life, comparisons used to praise the subject, and an epilogue.

    Etymology: From encomium, from ἐγκώμιον, from ἐγκώμιος, from κῶμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Encomiumnoun

    warm or high praise; panegyric; strong commendation

Freebase

  1. Encomium

    Encomium is a Latin word deriving from the Classical Greek ἐγκώμιον meaning the praise of a person or thing. "Encomium" also refers to several distinct aspects of rhetoric: ⁕A general category of oratory ⁕A method within rhetorical pedagogy ⁕A figure of speech. As a figure, encomium means praising a person or thing, but occurring on a smaller scale than an entire speech. ⁕The eighth exercise in the progymnasmata series ⁕A literary genre that included five elements: prologue, birth and upbringing, acts of the person's life, comparisons used to praise the subject, and an epilogue.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Encomium

    en-kō′mi-um, n. high commendation: a eulogy:—pl. Encō′miums.—n. Encō′miast, one who utters or writes encomiums: a praiser.—adjs. Encomias′tic, -al, bestowing praise.—adv. Encomias′tically. [L.,—Gr. egkōmion, a song of praise—en, in, kōmos, festivity.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of encomium in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of encomium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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