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.