What does paean mean?

Definitions for paeanˈpi ən

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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

  4. Origin: [L. paean, Gr. paia`n, fr. Paia`n the physician of the gods, later, Apollo. Cf. Pon, Peony.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paean in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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