addressed to one who is departing

apopemptic hymns

Pertains to noun: ↑farewell
Usage Domain: ↑archaism, ↑archaicism

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  • Apopemptic — Ap o*pemp tic ( p[e^]mp t[i^]k), a. [Gr. apopemptiko s, fr. apope mpein to send off or away; apo from + pe mpein to send.] Sung or addressed to one departing; valedictory; as, apopemptic songs or hymns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apopemptic — /ap euh pemp tik/, adj. 1. pertaining to leave taking or departing; valedictory. n. 2. Obs. a farewell address; valedictory. [1745 55; < Gk apopemptikós of, pertaining to sending away, equiv. to apopémp(ein) to send away, dismiss (apo APO +… …   Universalium

  • apopemptic — adjective Pertaining to departing; a farewell or valedictory …   Wiktionary

  • apopemptic — ap·o·pemp·tic …   English syllables

  • apopemptic —   n. & a. valedictory (address) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • archaicism — noun the use of an archaic expression • Syn: ↑archaism • Derivationally related forms: ↑archaistic, ↑archaistic (for: ↑archaism), ↑archaize (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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