Origin of paean
Examples from the Web for paean
If the point was to create a paean to mediocrity, then Linklater has made maybe the definitive work on the subject.
He spoke movingly about his parents, got a rousing response to every paean to business success and American values.Mitt Romney Rocked His Speech—Inside the Republican Convention Bubble|Lauren Ashburn|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shockingly, this paean to the good old days did not prevail.
A paean to the lack of “personal ambition” in the American armed forces?Obama’s Speech Took Ideas From the GOP and Rhetoric From Madison Avenue|Lee Siegel|January 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In its modern origins California was paean to progress in the best sense of the word.
The officers, led by the Captain waving his cap from the bridge, joined in the paean.The Man|Bram Stoker
To feel, to do, to stride forward in elation chanting a paean of triumphant life!The Crock of Gold|James Stephens
The golden glow of the sunset was running in his veins in a paean of personal triumph.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
Hats off, then, to the little feathered Christians who sing for their fellow-prisoners a paean of praise.The Professional Aunt|Mary C.E. Wemyss
It is intended to swell the paean for Jones or for Smith, and to procure results under false pretences.Ars Recte Vivende|George William Curtis
British Dictionary definitions for paean
sometimes US pean
Word Origin for paean
Word Origin and History for paean
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."