epinicion

noun ep·i·ni·ci·on \ˌepəˈnis(h)ēˌän\
variants: or

epinikion

\-nikēˌ-\

Definition of epinicion

plural

epinicia

\-ēə\ or

epinikia

\-ēə\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of epinicion

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


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