Definition of encomium in English:

encomium

Line breaks: en|co¦mium
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈkəʊmɪəm
 
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noun (plural encomiums or encomia /-mɪə/)

formal

Origin

mid 16th century: Latin, from Greek enkōmion 'eulogy', from en- 'within' + komos 'revel'.

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