Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A song of triumph; a poem in celebration of a victory; especially, in ancient Greece, a poem in honor of a victory in an athletic contest, as at the Olympic, Pythian, Nemean, or Isthmian games. The poems of Pindar which have come down to us are almost all epinicia.
- n. In the Gr. Ch., the triumphal hymn; the Sanctus (which see).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A song of triumph.
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