Origin of encomiast
Examples from the Web for encomiast
Again the Encomiast seizes the opportunity to describe a Northern fleet.
A man of genius may securely laugh at a mode of attack by which his reviler, in half a century or less, becomes his encomiast.Literary Remains (1)|Coleridge
She was evidently beautiful, gifted, and attractive: her flattering Encomiast describes her as of great beauty and wisdom.
What this encomiast says in a rhetorical tone was literally true.The Caesars|Thomas de Quincey
Sherstone, says the Encomiast, gained for Thurkil a large share of the fatherland.
Word Origin for encomiast
c.1600, from Greek enkomiastes "one who praises," from enkomiazein, from enkomion (see encomium). Related: Encomiastic (1590s).