encomiast

encomiast

[en-koh-mee-ast, -uhst]
noun
a person who utters or writes an encomium; eulogist.

Origin:
1600–10; < Greek enkōmiast(ḗs), equivalent to enkōmi(on) encomium + -astēs agent noun suffix

encomiastic, adjective
encomiastically, adverb
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encomiast (ɛnˈkəʊmɪˌæst)
 
n
a person who speaks or writes an encomium
 
[C17: from Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to utter an encomium]
 
encomi'astic
 
adj
 
encomi'astical
 
adj
 
encomi'astically
 
adv

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