i am curious. And from french culture.
The general definition i could think of is *person having knowledge of a secret process* (be it for manufacturing process) or rather in our case Arcane, as someone having knowledge of profond secret or mysteries.
After searching a little, it could be also Arcanima as matter alteration. But i thought it could only alter the matter around the arcanist, not altering himself. (seems one of your spells is altering the arcanist himself)
So what was your idea of the arcanist for ESO ? Some of the spells for me are more like a book of horrors (speaking for dps for exemple)
I am trying to see if i could imagine myself playing that class, as i am not found of body blood bones flesh spells :P
My most recent characters
AD - Columba nera NB
--Gran'ma is away from the game for resting after Covid and 9 teeth removed as she is totally knocked down -