Etymology
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rhapsodist (n.)

1650s, in reference to ancient Greece, "a reciter of epic poems" (especially Homer's), from French rhapsodiste, from rhapsode, from Greek rhapsōdos "a rhapsodist" (see rhapsody). From 1741 as "one who uses rhapsodic language, one who speaks or writes with exaggerated sentiment or expression." For the classical sense, rhapsode later was used in English (1834).

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