poem

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See also: poëm and põem

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French poème, from Latin poēma, from Ancient Greek ποίημα (poíēma), from ποιέω (poiéō, I make).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊ̯ɪm/, [ˈpʰəʊ̯ɪm]
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ̯əm/, [ˈpʰoʊ̯əm], /poʊ̯m/
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Noun[edit]

poem (plural poems)

  1. A literary piece written in verse.
    • 2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 4: 
      Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.
  2. A piece of writing in the tradition of poetry, an instance of poetry.
  3. A piece of poetic writing, that is with an intensity or depth of expression or inspiration greater than is usual in prose.

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French poème, from Latin poēma, from Ancient Greek ποίημα (poíēma), from ποιέω (poiéō, I make).

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Noun[edit]

poem (plural poems)

  1. poem

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French poème, from Latin poēma, from Ancient Greek ποίημα (poíēma), from ποιέω (poiéō, I make).

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poem n

  1. poem

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Noun[edit]

poem n

  1. poem