Need a definition for "Pean"

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 6 2017 2:43 PM

An author used the term in this paragraph- but the point escapes me because I AM NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE WORD, AND MY DICTIONARIES ARE NO HELP:

"The pean of victory voiced in Rom. 8:1 is a masthead of the gospel. "So now no verdict of condemnation is there to those in Christ Jesus." No courtroom provides greater drama than the emotional outburst that follows the verdict "Not guilty!" The relief of tension, the flight of blame, the receding of imprisonment, the retreat of public shame, the avoidance of stigma, the vanishing of guilt--all such threats fade in an outburst of joy, relief and tears. "Not guilty" are the most welcome of words for the accused felon. Such are those who hear and respond to the gospel, the "good news" in Christ Jesus. "

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Mike W | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 6 2017 2:58 PM

  Mariam Webster notes that this is a varient spelling of the word paean.

Definition of paean

  1. a joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph <unite their voices in a great paean to liberty — Edward Sackville-West>

  2. a work that praises or honors its subject :  encomium,  tribute <wrote a paean to the queen on her 50th birthday>

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 6 2017 3:10 PM

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 6 2017 3:21 PM

Thanks Mike- I believe the publisher may have a misprint here, it is a 50 yr old volume and may have never been corrected. "Paean" makes sense in the context.

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Gordon Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 7 2017 8:39 AM

I believe that the original spelling was pæan. As the æsc or ash character wasn't available on typewriter keyboards it was in practice replaced either by ae or simply e, which is why Encyclopædia Britannica doesn't sell encyclopædia anymore but encyclopedia! :-)

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 7 2017 9:26 AM

Whyndell Grizzard:
AND MY DICTIONARIES ARE NO HELP

Although your question has already been answered, I just wanted to remind you that you can use wikipedia also from the Tools in Logos. If you had, you would have seen that "paen" redirects to "paean" and that there is an article on the later (which defines it of course).

All the best.

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