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Definition of paean noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

paean

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpiːən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːən//
 
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a song of praise or victory a paean of praise Word Origin late 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek paian ‘hymn of thanksgiving to Apollo’ (invoked by the name Paian, originally the name given by the poet Homer to the physician of the gods).
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