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

 

encomium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//enˈkəʊmiəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//enˈkoʊmiəm//
 
(pl. encomiums, encomia
BrE BrE//enˈkəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//enˈkoʊm//
 
)
(formal)
 
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a speech or piece of writing that praises somebody or something highly Word Origin mid 16th cent.: Latin, from Greek enkōmion ‘eulogy’, from en- ‘within’ + komos ‘revel’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: encomium