Word for 3rd August 2007: A Word A Day-Encomium
( Noun )
Encomium : (en-ko'me-um)
1. Warm, glowing praise
2. A formal expression of praise
3. A tribute
4. Originally denoting a Greek choral song in praise of a victorious athlete
5. A composition in prose or verse written in praise of some person, event or idea
6. An expression of warm approval
Latin encômium, from Greek enkômion (epos), (speech) praising a victor, neuter of enkômios, of the victory procession
• For his last book on Nepal, Nicson received encomiums from literary critics.
• Her lyrical memoir was full of encomiums to her mentor.
• The concert was a musical encomiums to the early jazz masters
• Many students from all over India earned a citation and encomiums for bravery
• This part of the existing hymn ends with an encomium of the Delian festival of Apollo and of the Delian choirs.
• When he had enumerated the many different occasions on which the Hurons had exhibited their courage and prowess, in the punishment of insults, he digressed in a high encomium on the virtue of wisdom.
Encomiums:Noun (Plural of Encomium)
Encomia:Noun (Plural of Encomium)
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