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arcanist

[ ahr-key-nist ]
/ ɑrˈkeɪ nɪst /
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noun

a person professing special secret knowledge concerning ceramics, especially concerning the making of porcelain.

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Origin of arcanist

First recorded in 1900–05; arcan(um) + -ist
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