(rhetoric) A general category of oratory.
Other Word Forms of Encomium
Origin of Encomium
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”).
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
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