September 13th, 2016

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Word of the Day 09/13/16 Paean

Paean (noun)
paean or pean [pee-uh n]

1. any song of praise, joy, or triumph.
2. a hymn of invocation or thanksgiving to Apollo or some other ancient Greek deity.

Can be confused
paeon, peon.

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Origin: 1535-45; < Latin: religious or festive hymn, special use of Paean appellation of Apollo < Greek Paiā́n physician of the gods

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