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eulogy

[ yoo-luh-jee ]
/ ˈyu lə dʒi /
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noun, plural eu·lo·gies.

a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing, especially a set oration in honor of a deceased person.
high praise or commendation.

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eulogia, eulogist, eulogistic, eulogium, eulogize, eulogy, eumaeus, eumelanin, eumenes, eumenes i, eumenes ii

Origin of eulogy

1585–95; < Late Latin eulogia eulogia and Medieval Latin eulogium eulogium
Can be confusedelegy eulogy
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British Dictionary definitions for eulogy

eulogy

/ (ˈjuːlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a formal speech or piece of writing praising a person or thing, esp a person who has recently died
high praise or commendation
Also called (archaic): eulogium (juːˈləʊdʒɪəm)

Word Origin for eulogy

C16: from Late Latin eulogia, from Greek: praise, from eu- + -logy; influenced by Latin ēlogium short saying, inscription

confusable

Avoid confusion with elegy
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Word Origin and History for eulogy

eulogy


n.

mid-15c., from Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogia "praise; good or fine language," from eu "well" (see eu-) + -logia "speaking" (see -logy). Eu legein meant "speak well of."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for eulogy

eulogy

[ (yooh-luh-jee) ]

Words of praise, often for a dead person, but also a staple in introducing speakers, in nominating candidates, and on other such occasions. (Compare elegy.)

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