• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Epinicion A song of triumph.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epinicion A 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.
    • n epinicion In 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,