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encomiast

[en-koh-mee-ast, -uh st] /ɛnˈkoʊ miˌæst, -əst/
noun
1.
a person who utters or writes an encomium; eulogist.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Greek enkōmiast(ḗs), equivalent to enkōmi(on) encomium + -astēs agent noun suffix
Related forms
encomiastic, adjective
encomiastically, adverb
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encomiast

/ɛnˈkəʊmɪˌæst/
noun
1.
a person who speaks or writes an encomium
Derived Forms
encomiastic, encomiastical, adjective
encomiastically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to utter an encomium
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Word Origin and History for encomiast
n.

c.1600, from Greek enkomiastes "one who praises," from enkomiazein, from enkomion (see encomium). Related: Encomiastic (1590s).

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