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Meaning of PAEON

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.]

 

 

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