- Song or chant of triumphant rejoicing.
- Typically following a military victory.
- Used in the tautological expression "paeans of praise".
- Is also used as the name for the physician of the Greek gods.
- Paean is also an epithet of Apollo (pictured).
- Originally choral hymns of thanksgiving to Greek god Apollo.
- Later extended to military leaders & other gods.
- Comes from the ancient Greek word παιάν (paian) - song of triumph, any solemn song or chant.
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