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pănēgyrĭcus , a, um, adj., = πανηγυρικός,
I.of or belonging to a public assembly or festival; hence, subst.: pănēgy-rĭcus , i, m., the festival oration of Isocrates, in which he eulogized the Athenians, Cic. Or. 11, 37; Quint. 10, 4, 4.—
II. Transf., praising, laudatory, eulogistic: “libelli,panegyrics, Aus. Prof. 1, 13.—More freq. subst.: pănēgyrĭcus , i, m., a eulogy, panegyric, Quint. 2, 10, 11; cf. id. 3, 4, 14: “etiam malos panegyricis mendacibus adulantur,Lact. 1, 15, 13.
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