Encomium meaning

ĕn-kōmē-əm
A formal, often enthusiastic, expression of high praise.
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Encomium is defined as formal praise or tribute.

An example of an encomium is the speech given to the recipient of a service award presented each year by a town’s city hall.

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Warm, glowing praise.
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A formal expression of praise.
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(rhetoric) A general category of oratory.
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(rhetoric) A method within rhetorical pedagogy.
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The eighth exercise in the progymnasmata series.
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Warm praise, especially a formal expression of such praise; a tribute.
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(literature) A genre of literature that included five elements: prologue, birth and upbringing, acts of the person's life, comparisons used to praise the subject, and an epilogue.
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Origin of encomium

  • Latin encōmium from Greek enkōmion (epos) (speech) praising a victor neuter of enkōmios of the victory procession en- in en–2 kōmos celebration

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin encōmium (“praise, eulogy”), from Ancient Greek ἐγκώμιον (enkōmion, “laudatory ode, praise”), from ἐγκώμιος (enkōmios, “of or pertaining to the victor”), from κῶμος (kōmos, “festival, revel, ode”).

    From Wiktionary