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English noun: paean

1. paean (communication) a formal expression of praise

Synonymsencomium, eulogy, panegyric, pean

Broader (hypernym)congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise

2. paean (communication) (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)


Broader (hypernym)anthem, hymn

Domain categoryantiquity

Domain regionEllas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

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