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Thursday, November 29 2001

While mulling over YA-Project

I found myself silently muttering that old Internet saw : I am too busy writing code, I don't have time to make a fancy website. I don't think I ever imagined myself saying those words...


The dict-ified word of the day is paean

| source : web1913 | Paean \P[ae]"an\ (p[=e]`an), n. [L. paean, Gr. paia`n, fr. Paia`n the physician of the gods, later, Apollo. Cf. {P[ae]on}, {Peony}.] [Written also {pean}.] 1. An ancient Greek hymn in honor of Apollo as a healing deity, and, later, a song addressed to other deities. 2. Any loud and joyous song; a song of triumph. --Dryden. ``Public p[ae]ans of congratulation.'' --De Quincey. 3. See {P[ae]on}. | source : web1913 | Paeon \P[ae]"on\ (p[=e]"[o^]n), n. [L. paeon, Gr. paiw`n a solemn song, also, a p[ae]on, equiv. to paia`n. See {P[ae]an}.] (Anc. Poet.) A foot of four syllables, one long and three short, admitting of four combinations, according to the place of the long syllable. [Written also, less correctly, {p[ae]an}.] | source : wn | paean n 1: a formal expression of praise [syn: {encomium}, {eulogy}, {panegyric}, {pean}] 2: a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity) [syn: {pean}]

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