panegyris

noun
pa·​neg·​y·​ris | \ pəˈnejərə̇s, -nēj- \
variants: or panegyry \ -​rē \
plural -es

Definition of panegyris

: an ancient Greek public assembly especially : a festival honoring a god

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History and Etymology for panegyris

panegyris from Greek panēgyris; panegyry from Greek panēgyris + English -y (noun suffix)

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“Panegyris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panegyris. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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