Paean definition

pēən
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A song of joy, triumph, praise, etc.
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A song of joyful praise or exultation.
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A fervent expression of joy or praise.
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An ancient Greek hymn of thanksgiving or invocation, especially to Apollo.
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In ancient Greece, a hymn of thanksgiving to the gods, esp. to Apollo.
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Paean is a song that expresses great or enthusiastic joy or praise.

A song expressing thanks and praise is an example of a paean.

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Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph.
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To praise.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
paean
Plural:
paeans

Origin of paean

  • Latin paeān hymn of thanksgiving, often addressed to Apollo from Greek paiān from Paiā a title of Apollo

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

  • From Ancient Greek παιάν.

    From Wiktionary