epinicion

noun

ep·​i·​ni·​ci·​on
ˌepəˈnis(h)ēˌän
variants or epinikion
-nikēˌ-
plural epinicia
-ēə
or epinikia
-ēə
: a song of triumph or a choral ode in honor of a victor in war or games (as in the Olympian or Pythian games)

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Epinicion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epinicion. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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