Definition of epinician in English:

epinician

adjective

  • Denoting an ancient Greek lyric poem celebrating a victory.

    • ‘But these poems range much wider: 6 (the statue of Zeus at Olympia) reads as an epodic epigram, 8 as an iambic epinician; 7-11 record various aitia; 12 celebrates a birth.’
    • ‘Praise of the victor, his family and his homeland is an integral element of the epinician ode.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Greek epinikion, neuter (used as a noun) of epinikios relating to victory, + -an.

Pronunciation:

epinician

/ˌɛpɪˈnɪsɪən/