Definition of Paeon

1. Noun. (poetry) A foot containing any pattern of three short syllables and one long syllable. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paeon

1. a metrical foot of four syllables [n -S]

Medical Definition of Paeon

1. A foot of four syllables, one long and three short, admitting of four combinations, according to the place of the long syllable. Alternative forms:, less correctly, paean. Origin: L. Paeon, Gr. A solemn song, also, a paeon, equiv. To . See Paean. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Paeon Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Paeon Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Paeon

paedos
paella
paellalike
paellas
paellera
paelleras
paenula
paenulae
paenulas
paenultima law
paeon (current term)
paeonic
paeonics
paeonies
paeonine
paeons
paeony
paesan
paesani
paesano
paesanos
paesans
pagan
pagan religion
pagandom

Literary usage of Paeon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"A metrical foot consisting of four syllables or notes, the first of which is long and the last three short, thus: — -^ -^ -~~ paeon is the name of a hymn in ..."

2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The paeon or cretic may form кй\а of two, thre«, or five feet:— "}= j=15 .... paeon ..."

3. A History of Music by John Frederick Rowbotham (1886)
"For the ratio of the Great paeon is 3 : 2, of the ist paeon, 2:3, of the 2nd paeon, ... And since the paeon was the type of the rest, the general name of ..."

4. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"... and hence the value of the rhythm for prose, but he does not recognize the equivalence of the cretic and the paeon <though Cicero does so distinctly ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Paeon

Search for Paeon on Dictionary.com!Search for Paeon on Thesaurus.com!Search for Paeon on Google!Search for Paeon on Wikipedia!

Search