poesy

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See also: poësy

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French poesie, from Late Latin poesia, from earlier poēsis, from Ancient Greek ποίησις (poíēsis). Doublet of poiesis.

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poesy (countable and uncountable, plural poesies)

  1. A poem. [from 14th c.]
  2. (archaic) The class of literature comprising poems. [from 14th c.]
    Synonyms: poetry, verse

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Verb[edit]

poesy (third-person singular simple present poesies, present participle poesying, simple past and past participle poesied)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To write or perform poetry.

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