Definition of aeolist in English:

aeolist

(also eolist)

noun

rare
  • A derogatory term for: a person who claims to speak with divine inspiration or who behaves as if inspired.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. From classical Latin Aeolus, the name of the ruler of the winds + -ist.

Pronunciation:

aeolist

/ˈiːəlɪst/