What does paean mean?

Definitions for paean
ˈpi ənpaean

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. encomium, eulogy, panegyric, paean, peannoun

    a formal expression of praise

  2. paean, peannoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. paeannoun

    Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.

  2. paeannoun

    An enthusiastic expression of praise.

  3. Etymology: From παιάν.

Wikipedia

  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 (monody). It comes from the Greek παιάν (also παιήων or παιών), "song of triumph, any solemn song or chant". "Paeon" was also the name of a divine physician and an epithet ("byname") of Apollo.

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  1. paean

    A paean is a song, piece of music, or expression of praise, tribute, or triumph, often dedicated to a deity or person. It originates from ancient Greece where it was typically a hymn sung in honor of Apollo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paeannoun

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

  2. Paeannoun

    any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph

  3. Paeannoun

    see Paeon

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

Wikidata

  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.

Mythology

  1. Paean

    (Pae′an). A name given Apollo, from, the hymn which was sung in his honor after he had killed the serpent Python. Paeans were solemn songs, praying either for the averting of evil and for rescue, or giving thanks for help vouchsafed.

    “With hymns divine the joyous banquet ends, The Paeans lengthened till the sun descends.” (Pope.)

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Numerology

  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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