Meaning of PAEAN in English


Pronunciation: ' p ē - ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin, hymn of thanksgiving especially addressed to Apollo, from Greek paian, pai ō n, from Paian, Pai ō n, epithet of Apollo in the hymn

Date: 1589

1 : a joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph

2 : a work that praises or honors its subject : ENCOMIUM , TRIBUTE

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.