Monday, May 24, 2010

word of the day :: paen

[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.

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

"Let arms give place to civic robes, laurels to paens."
:: Marcus Tullius Cicero ::

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