poesy

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From Middle French poesie, from Late Latin poesia, from Latin poēsis.

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poesy (plural poesies)

  1. A poem. [from 14th c.]
  2. (now archaic) The class of literature comprising poems; poetry, verse. [from 14th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.10:
      I know not well how to excuse him, in that hee deemed his Poesie worthy to be published.

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