encomiast

[en-koh-mee-ast, -uh st]
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noun

a person who utters or writes an encomium; eulogist.

Nearby words

  1. enclothe,
  2. encode,
  3. encoding,
  4. encoignure,
  5. encolpion,
  6. encomienda,
  7. encomium,
  8. encompass,
  9. encopresis,
  10. encore

Origin of encomiast

1600–10; < Greek enkōmiast(ḗs), equivalent to enkōmi(on) encomi(um) + -ast

Related formsen·co·mi·as·tic, adjectiveen·co·mi·as·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for encomiast

encomiast

noun

a person who speaks or writes an encomium
Derived Formsencomiastic or encomiastical, adjectiveencomiastically, adverb

Word Origin for encomiast

C17: from Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to utter an encomium

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Word Origin and History for encomiast

encomiast

n.

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

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