Answer: hymn of praise and thanksgiving
Word Origin late 16th century: via Latin from Greek paian 'hymn of thanksgiving to Apollo' (invoked by the name Paian originally the Homeric name for the physician of the gods).
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According to the poet Homer the Greek god Apollo sometimes took the guise of Paean physician to the gods. The earliest musical paeans were hymns of thanksgiving and praise that were dedicated to Apollo.
A paean (/ ˈpiːən /) is a song or lyric poem expressing triumph or thanksgiving. In classical antiquity it is usually performed by a chorus but some examples seem intended for an individual voice (monody). It comes from the Greek παιάν (also παιήων or παιών) "song of triumph any solemn song or chant".
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Paean : a formal expression of praise. Synonyms: accolade citation commendation… Find the right word. SINCE 1828. GAMES & QUIZZES THESAURUS WORD OF THE DAY FEATURES;
noun (Literary) 1. eulogy tribute panegyric hymn of praise encomium The film is a paean to adolescent love. 2. hymn anthem thanksgiving psalm The piece is a paean of praise for God and his creation. Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995 2002
A paean / ˈpiːən / is a song or lyric...