\ āˈlōzh, ālȯȯzh \
plural eloges\ -​ōzhə̇z , -​ȯȯzh \

Definition of eloge

1 archaic : encomium, eulogy
2 : a panegyrical funeral oration

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History and Etymology for eloge

Middle French, from Medieval Latin elogium (influenced in meaning by Medieval Latin eulogium eulogy), from Latin, maxim, saying, inscription on a tombstone, probably by folk etymology (influence of Latin e- and Greek logos word) from Greek elegeion elegy

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“Eloge.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eloge. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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