hymn

[ him ]
/ hɪm /

noun

a song or ode in praise or honor of God, a deity, a nation, etc.
something resembling this, as a speech, essay, or book in praise of someone or something.

verb (used with object)

to praise or celebrate in a hymn; express in a hymn.

verb (used without object)

to sing hymns.

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Origin of hymn

before 1000; < Latin hymnus < Greek hýmnos song in praise of gods or heroes; replacing Middle English ymne (< Old French) and Old English ymn (< Late Latin ymnus)

OTHER WORDS FROM hymn

hymn·er [him-er, -ner] /ˈhɪm ər, -nər/, nounhymn·like, adjectiveun·hymned, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hymn

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British Dictionary definitions for hymn

hymn
/ (hɪm) /

noun

a Christian song of praise sung to God or a saint
a similar song praising other gods, a nation, etc

verb

to express (praises, thanks, etc) by singing hymns

Derived forms of hymn

hymnic (ˈhɪmnɪk), adjectivehymnlike, adjective

Word Origin for hymn

C13: from Latin hymnus, from Greek humnos
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