poesis

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Latin

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Alternative forms

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  • poësis

Etymology

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From the Ancient Greek ποίησις (poíēsis, production, composition).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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poēsis f (genitive poēsis); third declension

  1. poetry
  2. a poem

Declension

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Third-declension noun (i-stem, accusative singular in -im, ablative singular in ).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative poēsis poēsēs
Genitive poēsis poēsium
Dative poēsī poēsibus
Accusative poēsim poēsēs
poēsīs
Ablative poēsī poēsibus
Vocative poēsis poēsēs
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Descendants

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References

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  • pŏēsis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • poesis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • pŏēsis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette, page 1,194/2.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • dramatic poetry: poesis scaenica
    • to devote oneself to poetry: se conferre ad poesis studium
    • to transplant to Rome one of the branches of poesy: poesis genus ad Romanos transferre
  • poesis in Ramminger, Johann (2024 June 17 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • poēsis” on page 1,396/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)

Swedish

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Noun

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poesis

  1. indefinite genitive singular of poesi