- the author of an elegy.
Origin of elegist
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Examples from the Web for elegist
Cohen is still our elegist for the ages, even when his song spanned several cultural moments.Excuse Me For Not Dying: Leonard Cohen at 80
September 24, 2014
The fashion demanded that the elegist be learned in Greek mythology.A History of Roman Literature
Harold North Fowler
Among this group was Bouilhet, the elegist, the poet of moonlight and ruins.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2
This we have already seen was what the elegist had learnt to do.
The elegist deplores this grievance as part of the reproach of his people.
Like the muezzin on his minaret, the elegist calls to prayer.