panegyrist

[ pan-i-jir-ist, -jahy-rist, pan-i-jir-ist, -jahy-rist ]
/ ˌpæn ɪˈdʒɪr ɪst, -ˈdʒaɪ rɪst, ˈpæn ɪˌdʒɪr ɪst, -ˌdʒaɪ rɪst /

noun

a person who panegyrizes; eulogist.

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Origin of panegyrist

1595–1605; <Late Latin panēgyrista<Greek panēgyristḗs one who takes part in a public festival or assembly, equivalent to panēgyr(izein) to celebrate a public festival (see panegyrize) + -istēs-ist
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