Other Word Forms of Enthusiast
Origin of Enthusiast
From ecclesiastical Greek ἐνθουσιαστής (enthousiastēs, “an enthusiast, a zealot”), from ἐνθουσιάζειν (enthousiazein, “intransitive be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy, transitive inspire”): see enthusiasm.
Greek enthousiastēs possessed person from enthousiazein to be inspired enthusiasm
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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