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Paeana voca. Paean (“Παιὰν” or “Παιὼν” ‘Healer’) is properly the name of the physician of the gods ( Hom. Il.V. 401), used later of various gods, especially of Apollo, and of the song of prayer or thanksgiving with which he was invoked. Cf. Ars. Amat. II. 1, Dicite ‘io Paean’ et ‘io’ bis dicite ‘Paean.’nitida, ‘glossy.’ Cf. I. 552 (of Daphne's metamorphosis to a bay-tree) remanet nitor unus in illa, where there is a play on the literal and metaphorical senses.
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