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elegist

[el-i-jist] /ˈɛl ɪ dʒɪst/
noun
1.
the author of an elegy.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; eleg(y) + -ist
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  • Part literary critic, part existential elegist, he presents himself as the polymath's polymath.

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