Definition of Encomium

1. Noun. A formal expression of praise.

Definition of Encomium

1. n. Warm or high praise; panegyric; strong commendation.

Definition of Encomium

1. Noun. Warm praise, especially a formal expression of such praise; a tribute. ¹

2. Noun. (rhetoric) A general category of oratory. ¹

3. Noun. (rhetoric) A method within rhetorical pedagogy. ¹

4. Noun. The eighth exercise in the progymnasmata series. ¹

5. Noun. (literature) A genre of literature that included five elements: prologue, birth and upbringing, acts of the person's life, comparisons used to praise the subject, and an epilogue. ¹

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Definition of Encomium

1. a eulogy [n -MIUMS or -MIA] - See also: eulogy

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Literary usage of Encomium

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1. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"encomium on Helen. pitable king he rejects as blasphemies. But if, as an encomium, the piece has not even the merit'of ingenuity, it has a real interest of ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"encomium, EULOGY, PANEGYRIC. ... the encomium is produced by merit, real or supposed ; the eulogy may spring from admiration of the person eulogised; ..."

3. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"BU- encomium on Helen [Or. x.] are slight essays by Isokrates in a province which was not ... Such, for instance, are the encomium on Helen and the Defence ..."

4. The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus (1913)
"... encomium OR THE PRAISE OF FOLLY An Oration, of feigned matter, spoken by Folly in her own Person AT what rate soever the World talks of me (for I am not ..."

5. Orations from Homer to William McKinley by Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1902)
"encomium ON EVAGORAS ;ht for the interests of the state, but only consider whence are to procure their daily bread. is because I think that, ..."

6. From Academia to Amicitia: Milton's Latin Writings and the Italian Academies by Estelle Haan (1998)
"... "Written encomium" Milton's links with the Fantastici are suggested by a four-line Latin encomium which one of its members, ..."

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