A song expressing thanks and praise is an example of a paean.
- in ancient Greece, a hymn of thanksgiving to the gods, esp. to Apollo
- a song of joy, triumph, praise, etc.
Origin of paeanClassical Latin from Classical Greek paian, hymn from Paian, the healing one, epithet of Apollo from paiein, to strike, touch from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form p?u- from source pave
- A song of joyful praise or exultation.
- A fervent expression of joy or praise: “The art … was a paean to paganism” ( Will Durant )
- An ancient Greek hymn of thanksgiving or invocation, especially to Apollo.
Origin of paeanLatin paeān hymn of thanksgiving, often addressed to Apollo from Greek paiān from Paiā a title of Apollo
(third-person singular simple present paeans, present participle paeaning, simple past and past participle paeaned)
- To praise.
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