encomiast [en kō′mē ast΄, en kō′mēəst]
[Gr enkōmiastēs < enkōmiazein, to praise < enkōmion]
a person who speaks or writes encomiums; eulogist

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  • encomiast — encomiást s. m. (sil. mi ast), pl. encomiáşti Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ENCOMIÁST s.m. (Liv.) Persoană care rosteşte elogiul cuiva; panegerist. [pron. mi ast. / < it. encomiaste]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 04.03 …   Dicționar Român

  • Encomiast — En*co mi*ast, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to praise, fr. ? encomium: cf. F. encomiaste. See {Encomium}.] One who praises; a panegyrist. Locke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • encomiast — c.1600, from Gk. enkomiastes one who praises, from enkomiazein, from enkomion (see ENCOMIUM (Cf. encomium)). Related: Encomiastic (1590s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • encomiast — noun Etymology: Greek enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to praise, from enkōmion Date: 1599 one that praises ; eulogist • encomiastic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • encomiast — encomiastic, adj. encomiastically, adv. /en koh mee ast , euhst/, n. a person who utters or writes an encomium; eulogist. [1600 10; < Gk enkomiast(és), equiv. to enkomi(on) ENCOMIUM + astes agent n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • encomiast — noun a person who delivers an encomium or eulogy …   Wiktionary

  • encomiast — n. person who writes or expresses encomiums; praiser; eulogist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • encomiast — [ɛn kəʊmɪast] noun formal a person who publicly praises or flatters someone else. Derivatives encomiastic adjective Origin C17: from Gk enkōmiastēs, from enkōmiazein to praise …   English new terms dictionary

  • encomiast — n. Eulogist, panegyrist, praiser, extoller …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • encomiast — en·co·mi·ast …   English syllables

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