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A panegyris (Ancient Greek: πανήγυρις "gathering"), is an Ancient Greek general, national or religious assembly.[1][2] Each was dedicated to the worship of a particular god. It is also associated with saint days and holy festivals.[3]

Relation to panegyry and panegyric[edit]

Πανήγυρις is also transliterated as panegyry,[citation needed] and in turn, some sources define panegyry to be a panegyric.[4][5] A panegyric is a formal public speech. This could be a separate usage of panegyry, an obsolete usage, or simply an error.


  1. ^ Entry πανήγυρις at LSJ
  2. ^ Smith, William (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Second Edition. Little, Brown, and Company. p. 861.
  3. ^ Bebis, George. "The Saints of the Orthodox Church". Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
  4. ^ "The Free Dictionary". Farlex. Retrieved 2006-12-21.
  5. ^ "". Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. Retrieved 2006-12-21.