panegyric

[pan-i-jir-ik, -jahy-rik]
noun
1.
a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
2.
formal or elaborate praise.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin, noun use of panēgyricus of, belonging to a public assembly < Greek panēgyrikós, equivalent to panḗgyr(is) solemn assembly (pan- pan- + -ēgyris, combining form of ágyris gathering; cf. category) + -ikos -ic

panegyrical, adjective
panegyrically, adverb
self-panegyric, adjective


1. homage, tribute, encomium.
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panegyric (ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk)
 
n
a formal public commendation; eulogy
 
[C17: via French and Latin from Greek, from panēguris public gathering, from pan- + aguris assembly]
 
pane'gyrical
 
adj
 
pane'gyrically
 
adv
 
pane'gyrist
 
n

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panegyric
1603, "eulogy, laudation," from Fr. panégyrique (1512), from L. panegyricus "public eulogy," originally an adj., from Gk. panegyrikos (logos) "(a speech) given in a public assembly," from panegyris "public assembly in honor of a god," from pan- "all" (q.v.) + agyris
"place of assembly," Aeolic form of agora (q.v.).
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Example sentences
When the year came round the poet presented his panegyric.
Never was funeral panegyric so eloquent as the silent look of sympathy which strangers exchanged when they met on that day.
The spontaneous outpouring of every heart in a community is the highest panegyric that can be offered to departed worth.
What a panegyric upon the goahead character of our people.
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