HyperDic: paean

English > 2 senses of the word paean:
NOUNcommunicationpaean, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, peana formal expression of praise
communicationpaean, pean(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
paean > pronunciation
Soundspiy'ahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > paean: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA formal expression of praise.
Synonymsencomium, eulogy, panegyric, pean
Broaderpraise, congratulations, kudos, extolmentAn expression of approval and commendation
Spanishapología, elogio, encomio, eulogio, panegírico
Catalanapologia, elogi, encomi, panegíric
English > paean: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity).
Synonympean
CategoryantiquityThe historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
RegionGreece, Hellenic Republic, EllasA republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula
Broaderhymn, anthemA song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
Spanishpeán

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