nepinicionA song of triumph; a poem in celebration of a victory; especially, in ancient Greece, a poem in honor of a victory in an athletic contest, as at the Olympic, Pythian, Nemean, or Isthmian games. The poems of Pindar which have come down to us are almost all epinicia.
nepinicionIn the Gr. Ch., the triumphal hymn; the Sanctus (which see).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. , fr. belonging to victory; 'epi` upon, to + victory: cf. L. epinicium,