ἔπαινος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ἐπι- (epi-, on) +‎ αἰνέω (ainéō, tell)

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Noun[edit]

ἔπαινος (épainosm (genitive ἐπαίνου); second declension (Attic, Ionic, Koine)

  1. (uncountable) approval, praise
    • 556 BCE – 468 BCE, Simonides, 4 3
    • 522 BCE – 443 BCE, Pindar, Fragments 181
    • 460 BCE – 420 BCE, Herodotus, Histories 1.96.3:
      ἔπαινον εἶχε οὐκ ὀλίγον πρὸς τῶν πολιητέων
      épainon eîkhe ouk olígon pròs tôn poliētéōn
      he had not a little approval from [literally “towards”] the citizens
  2. (countable) an expression of praise; a speech praising someone

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