Definitions of pæan

  1. p[= e]' an, n. a song of triumph: any joyous song: a song in honour of Apollo, later also of Dionysus and Ares.-- n. PÆ'ON, a foot of four syllables, one long, three short.-- adj. PÆON'IC. [ L.,-- Gr. Paian or Pai[= o]n, an epithet of Apollo.]