Poesy meaning

pōĭ-zē, -sē
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The art or practice of composing poems.
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Poetical works; poetry.
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(now archaic) The class of literature comprising poems; poetry, verse. [from 14th c.]
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A poem. [from 14th c.]
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Origin of poesy

  • Middle English poesie from Old French from Latin poēsis from Greek poiēsis from poiein to create kwei-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French poesie, from Late Latin poesia, from Latin poÄ“sis.

    From Wiktionary