panegyrist

[pan-i-jir-ist, -jahy-rist, pan-i-jir-ist, -jahy-rist]
noun
a person who panegyrizes; eulogist.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin panēgyrista < Greek panēgyristḗs one who takes part in a public festival or assembly, equivalent to panēgyr(izein) to celebrate a public festival (see panegyrize) + -istēs -ist

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panegyric (ˌpænɪˈdʒɪrɪk)
 
n
a formal public commendation; eulogy
 
[C17: via French and Latin from Greek, from panēguris public gathering, from pan- + aguris assembly]
 
pane'gyrical
 
adj
 
pane'gyrically
 
adv
 
pane'gyrist
 
n

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The panegyrist of every age gets called names, and each age as it encourages him.
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