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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Encomium  \En*co"mi*um\,  n.;  pl  {Encomiums}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  (a 
  song)  chanted  in  a  Bacchic  festival  in  praise  of  the  god;  ? 
  in  +  ?  a  jovial  festivity,  revel.  See  {Comedy}.] 
  Warm  or  high  praise;  panegyric;  strong  commendation. 
 
  His  encomiums  awakened  all  my  ardor.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Eulogy}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  encomium 
  n  :  a  formal  expression  of  praise  [syn:  {eulogy},  {panegyric},  {paean}, 
  {pean}] 




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