pean

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paean or sometimes (US) pean (ˈpiːən)
 
n
1.  a hymn sung in ancient Greece in invocation of or thanksgiving to a deity
2.  any song of praise
3.  enthusiastic praise: the film received a paean from the critics
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek paiān hymn to Apollo, from his title Paiān, denoting the physician of the gods]
 
pean or sometimes (US) pean
 
n
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek paiān hymn to Apollo, from his title Paiān, denoting the physician of the gods]

pean1 (ˈpiːən)
 
n
a less common US spelling of paean

pean2 (piːn)
 
n
heraldry a fur of sable spotted with or
 
[C16: of uncertain origin]

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