Panegyric is a public speech or published text designed to praise someone or something.
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 panēgyricus from Greek panēgurikos (logos) (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric from panēguris public assembly pan- pan- aguris assembly, marketplace ; see ger- in Indo-European roots.
Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î½Î·Î³Ï…ÏÎ¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (panÃªgyrikÃ³s)