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tragedian

[truh-jee-dee-uh n] /trəˈdʒi di ən/
noun
1.
an actor especially noted for performing tragic roles.
2.
a writer of tragedy.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; tragedy + -an; replacing Middle English tragedien < Middle French
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British Dictionary definitions for tragedians

tragedian

/trəˈdʒiːdɪən/
noun
1.
an actor who specializes in tragic roles
2.
a writer of tragedy
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Word Origin and History for tragedians

tragedian

n.

"writer of tragedies," late 14c., from Old French tragediane (Modern French tragédien), from tragedie (see tragedy). Another word for this was tragician (mid-15c.).

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