Etymology
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tragedian (n.)

"writer of tragedies," late 14c., from Old French tragediane (Modern French tragédien), from tragedie (see tragedy). Another word for this was tragician (mid-15c.). Meaning "actor in tragedies" is from 1590s. French-based fem. form tragedienne is from 1851. In late classical Greek, tragodos was the actor, tragodopoios the writer.

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Definitions of tragedian

tragedian (n.)
a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies;
tragedian (n.)
an actor who specializes in tragic roles;
From wordnet.princeton.edu