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Variant of paean.
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(Historical Terms) a less common US spelling of paean
(Heraldry) heraldry a fur of sable spotted with or
[C16: of uncertain origin]
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|Noun||1.||pean - (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)|
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
|2.||pean - a formal expression of praise|
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