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eulogy (n.)

mid-15c., from Latin eulogium, from Greek eulogia "praise; good or fine language" (in New Testament, "blessing"), from eu "well" (see eu-) + -logia "speaking" (see -logy). Eu legein meant "speak well of."

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Definitions of eulogy

eulogy (n.)
a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently;
Synonyms: eulogium
eulogy (n.)
a formal expression of praise;
Synonyms: encomium / panegyric / paean / pean
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