(Eu"lo*gize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eulogized. ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eulogizing ] To speak or write
in commendation of (another); to extol in speech or writing; to praise.
(Eu"lo*gy) n.; pl. Eulogies [Gr. from well speaking; e'y^ well + to speak. Cf. Eulogium, and
see Legend.] A speech or writing in commendation of the character or services of a person; as, a fitting
eulogy to worth.
Eulogies turn into elegies.Spenser.
Syn. Encomium; praise; panegyric; applause. Eulogy, Eulogium, Encomium, Panegyric. The
idea of praise is common to all these words. The word encomium is used of both persons and things
which are the result of human action, and denotes warm praise. Eulogium and eulogy apply only to
persons and are more studied and of greater length. A panegyric was originally a set speech in a full
assembly of the people, and hence denotes a more formal eulogy, couched in terms of warm and continuous
praise, especially as to personal character. We may bestow encomiums on any work of art, on production
of genius, without reference to the performer; we bestow eulogies, or pronounce a eulogium, upon some
individual distinguished for his merit public services; we pronounce a panegyric before an assembly
gathered for the occasion.
(Eu"ly*tite) n. [Gr. e'y^ well + to dissolve.] (Min.) A mineral, consisting chiefly of the silicate
of bismuth, found at Freiberg; called also culytine.
(||Eu*men"i*des) n. pl. [L., from Gr. lit., gracious goddesses.] (Class. Myth.) A euphemistic
name for the Furies of Erinyes.
(||Eu*mol"pus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. sweetly singing.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small beetles, one species
of which (E. viti) is very injurious to the vines in the wine countries of Europe.
(Eu*no"mi*an) n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Eunomius, bishop of Cyzicus (4th century A.
D.), who held that Christ was not God but a created being, having a nature different from that of the
Father. a. Of or pertaining to Eunomius or his doctrine.
(Eu"no*my) n. [Gr. e'y^ well + law.] Equal law, or a well-adjusted constitution of government.
(Eu"nuch) n. [L. eunuchus, Gr. prop., keeping or guarding the couch; couch, bed, + to have,
hold, keep.] A male of the human species castrated; commonly, one of a class of such persons, in Oriental
countries, having charge of the women's apartments. Some of them, in former times, gained high official
(Eu"nuch Eu"nuch*ate), v. t. [L. eunuchare.] To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man.
Creech. Sir. T. Browne.
(Eu"nuch*ism) n. [L. eunuchismus an unmanning, Gr. : cf. F. eunuchisme eunuchism.]
The state of being eunuch. Bp. Hall.
(Eu*on"y*min) n. (Med.) A principle or mixture of principles derived from Euonymus atropurpureus,
or spindle tree.
(||Eu*on"y*mus) n. [NL. (cf. L. euonymos). fr. Gr. lit., of good name.] (Bot.) A genus of
small European and American trees; the spindle tree. The bark is used as a cathartic.
(||Eu`or*ni"thes) n. pl. [NL., fr., Gr. e'y^ well + a bird.] (Zoöl.) The division of Aves which
includes all the typical birds, or all living birds except the penguins and birds of ostrichlike form.