Encomium



[en-koh-mee-uh m] /ɛnˈkoʊ mi əm/

noun, plural encomiums, encomia
[en-koh-mee-uh] /ɛnˈkoʊ mi ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a formal expression of high praise; eulogy:
An encomium by the president greeted the returning hero.
/ɛnˈkəʊmɪəm/
noun (pl) -miums, -mia (-mɪə)
1.
a formal expression of praise; eulogy; panegyric
noun

a formal expression of praise, esp. an elaborate eulogy; laudation
Word Origin

Greek enkomion ‘eulogy’
n.

1580s, from Late Latin encomium, from Greek enkomion (epos) “laudatory (ode), eulogy,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + komos “banquet, procession, merrymaking” (see comedy).

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