panegyrical

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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