hymn

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ymne, borrowed from Old French ymne, from Latin hymnus, borrowed from Ancient Greek ὕμνος (hymnos)

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hymn (plural hymns)

  1. A song of praise or worship.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set[1]:
      But when the moon rose and the breeze awakened, and the sedges stirred, and the cat’s-paws raced across the moonlit ponds, and the far surf off Wonder Head intoned the hymn of the four winds, …

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hymn (third-person singular simple present hymns, present participle hymning, simple past and past participle hymned)

  1. (transitive) To sing (a hymn).
    • 2009 January 21, Michael Coveney, “Tom O'Horgan”, The Guardian:
      An unknown cast, including Diane Keaton, hymned the Age of Aquarius, stripped off at the end of the first act and let the sunshine in at the end of the second.
  2. (transitive) To praise or extol in hymns.
    • Keble
      To hymn the bright of the Lord.
    • Byron
      Their praise is hymned by loftier harps than mine.

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Polish[edit]

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hymn m

  1. anthem
  2. hymn

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hymn c

  1. hymn, anthem

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