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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pae·an /ˈpiən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pæ·an n.  [Written also pean.]
 1. An ancient Greek hymn in honor of Apollo as a healing deity, and, later, a song addressed to other deities.
 2. Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph, joy, or praise. --Dryden. “Public pæans of congratulation.”
 3. See Pæon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a formal expression of praise [syn: encomium, eulogy, panegyric,
      2: (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in
         ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity) [syn: pean]