Encomium is a noun that refers to glowing praise.
The Greek word kōmos (COE mose) means ‘celebration.’ Enkōmion (en COMB ee um) referred specifically to an expression of praise made to a victor in the olympics. Later, the word was broadened to refer to any ode made is someone’s honor.
We all love the wonderful work Nancy has done since arriving here. She deserves great encomium.