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panegyric

[pan-i-jir-ik, -jahy-rik] /ˌpæn ɪˈdʒɪr ɪk, -ˈdʒaɪ rɪk/
noun
1.
a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
2.
formal or elaborate praise.
Origin
1590-1600
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
Related forms
panegyrical, adjective
panegyrically, adverb
self-panegyric, adjective
Synonyms
1. homage, tribute, encomium.
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British Dictionary definitions for panegyrically

panegyric

/ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk/
noun
1.
a formal public commendation; eulogy
Derived Forms
panegyrical, adjective
panegyrically, adverb
panegyrist, noun
Word Origin
C17: via French and Latin from Greek, from panēguris public gathering, from pan- + aguris assembly
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Word Origin and History for panegyrically
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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