epinicion

noun
ep·i·ni·ci·on | \ ˌepəˈnis(h)ēˌän \
variants: or epinikion \-nikēˌ- \
plural epinicia\-ēə \ or epinikia\-ēə \

Definition of epinicion 

: a song of triumph or a choral ode in honor of a victor in war or games (as in the Olympian or Pythian games)

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History and Etymology for epinicion

Greek epinikion, from neuter of epinikios of victory, from epi- + -nikios (from nikē victory)

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