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Paean

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Pǽan. n.s. [from the songs sung at festivals to Apollo, begining Io pæan.] A song of triumph.

O may I live to hail the glorious day,
And sing loud pæans thro' the crouded way.
Roscomm.

See from each clime the learn'd their incense bring:
Hear, in all tongues consenting pæans ring.
Pope.

Sources: Dillon, Wentworth (Roscommon) (31) · Pope, Alexander (393)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Paean." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 13, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5114.


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