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penegyric

Postby Bailey » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:59 pm

pan·e·gyr·ic (pn-jrk, -jrk)
n.
1. A formal eulogistic composition intended as a public compliment.
2. Elaborate praise or laudation; an encomium.


[Latin pangyricus, from Greek pangurikos (logos), (speech) at a public assembly, panegyric, from panguris, public assembly : pan-, pan- + aguris, assembly, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]



pane·gyri·cal adj.
pane·gyri·cal·ly adv.

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Postby Slava » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:48 pm

Suggested earlier by Grogie. Spelled properly, there, too. However, neither one has been taken up as yet. It does seem a good word to learn to use.
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