noun pae·on \ˈpē-ən, -ˌän\

Definition of paeon

  1. :  a metrical foot of four syllables with one long and three short syllables (as in classical prosody) or with one stressed and three unstressed syllables (as in English prosody)

Origin and Etymology of paeon

Latin, from Greek paiōn, from paian, paiōn paean

First Known Use: 1603

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