Paean is a song that expresses great or enthusiastic joy or praise.(noun)
A song expressing thanks and praise is an example of a paean.
See paean in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < Gr paian, hymn < Paian, the healing one, epithet of Apollo < paiein, to strike, touch < ? IE base *pēu- > pave
See paean in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin paeān, hymn of thanksgiving, often addressed to Apollo
Origin: , from Greek paiān
Origin: , from Paiā, a title of Apollo.
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