Meaning of elegiast in English:

elegiast

Pronunciation /ɛˈliːdʒɪast/ /ɛləˈdʒʌɪast/

noun

  • A writer of elegies; an elegist.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Casuist. Irregularly from elegy + -ist, after elegiac, elegiacal, on the model of agent nouns in -ast.