From Middle English ymne, from Old English ymen (reinforced by Old French ymne), from Latin hymnus, borrowed from Ancient Greek ὕμνος or húmnos.
hymn (plural hymns)
- A song of praise or worship, especially a religious one.
- hymn book
hymn (third-person singular simple present hymns, present participle hymning, simple past and past participle hymned)
- (transitive, intransitive) To sing a hymn.
- (transitive) TTo praise or extol in hymns.
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