paeanism

paean

[pee-uhn]
noun
1.
any song of praise, joy, or triumph.
2.
a hymn of invocation or thanksgiving to Apollo or some other ancient Greek deity.
Also, pean.


Origin:
1535–45; < Latin: religious or festive hymn, special use of Paean appellation of Apollo < Greek Paiā́n physician of the gods

paeanism, noun

paean, paeon, peon.
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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]

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paean
1592, from L. paean "hymn of deliverance," from Gk. paian "hymn to Apollo," from Paian, a name of the god; originally the physician of the gods (in Homer), later merged with Apollo; lit. "one who touches," from paio "to touch, strike."
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