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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“Epinicion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epinicion. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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