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  • n. A song or ode in celebration of triumph or victory

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A song of triumph.

from The 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).

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