A speech praising a new political theory is an example of a panegyric.
- a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or event
- high or hyperbolic praise; laudation
Origin of panegyricFrench panégyrique ; from Classical Latin panegyricus ; from Classical Greek pan?gyris, public meeting ; from pan, all (see pan-) + ageirein, to bring together
- A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
- Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.
Origin of panegyricLatin pan&emacron;gyricus, from Greek pan&emacron;gurikos (logos), (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric, from pan&emacron;guris, public assembly : pan-, pan- + aguris, assembly, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots.
Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î½Î·Î³Ï…ÏÎ¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (panÃªgyrikÃ³s)