Word of the day

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paean (noun) – 1. A song of joyful praise or exultation.
2. A fervent expression of joy or praise.
3. An ancient Greek hymn of thanksgiving or invocation, especially to Apollo.
Pronunciation – Silent first “a”.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1590s, from Latin paean “hymn of deliverance,” from Greek paian “hymn, chant, hymn to Apollo,” from Paian, a name of the god of healing; originally the physician of the gods (in Homer), later merged with Apollo; literally “one who touches” (i.e. “one who heals by a touch”), from paio “to touch, strike.”

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