Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to the god Pan, or his pipes.

Etymologies

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Pan +‎ -ean, with intrusive d.

Examples

  • The grand painting by Domenichino, at Bologna, in which the saint is represented as rapt in an ecstasy of devotion, with a small "organ," as it is called -- an instrument resembling a large kind of Pandean pipes -- in her hand, is well known, as is also Dryden's beautiful ode.

    Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs

  • Sounds of alguja, a kind of Pandean pipe with seven openings, struck our attention; their music was wafted by the wind quite distinctly from somewhere in the wood.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

  • The grand painting by Domenichino, at Bologna, in which the saint is represented as rapt in an ecstasy of devotion, with a small “organ,” as it is called ” an instrument resembling a large kind of Pandean pipes ” in her hand, is well known, as is also Dryden's beautiful ode.

    Brave Men and Women

  • Pan was the traditional inventor of the Pandean pipes, and also from his name we derive many words that are in our language, such as "panic"

    A History of Pantomime

  • Wentworth Langdon, and then Master William Pepperell Langdon, and others, equally well named, -- a string of them, looking, when they stood in a row in prayer-time, as if they would fit a set of Pandean pipes, of from three feet upward in dimensions.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • I offered to buy the Pandean pipe (of several reeds joined laterally) from the boy, wishing to have it for my own, obtained at the mythological home of Pan himself --

    Byeways in Palestine

  • These usually play upon one or two violins, a mandoline, and the Pandean pipes.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • Tell Fang Kuan to sing us the 'Hsün Meng' ballad; and let only flutes and Pandean pipes be used.

    Hung Lou Meng, Book II Or, the Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese Novel in Two Books

  • Progress has banished those Pandean spirits from the woodlands, but the moon is the mother of magic, and her children steal out, furtive, half fearful, when she raises her lamp as of old.

    The Orchard of Tears

  • In one of them the Pandean band is placed, and in the other the Scotch band.

    Letters and Journals 01

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