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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In the Gr. Ch., the triumphal hymn; the Sanctus (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A song of triumph.

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  • noun in Ancient Greece A song or ode in celebration of triumph or victory

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