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Paean

(pē`ən), Paean was an epithet for Apollo, the healer. The paean, a hymn of praise to Apollo and often to other gods, was sung as a prayer for safety or deliverance at battles and other important occasions.

Paean

physician to the gods. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 29]

paean

(sometimes US), pean
a hymn sung in ancient Greece in invocation of or thanksgiving to a deity
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