encomiast

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noun en·co·mi·ast \en-ˈkō-mē-ˌast, -mē-əst\

Definition of encomiast

  1. :  one that praises :  eulogist

encomiastic

play \en-ˌkō-mē-ˈa-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of encomiast

Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to praise, from enkōmion


First Known Use: 1599


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