Poet meaning

pōĭt
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A person who displays imaginative power and beauty of thought, language, etc.
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One who is especially gifted in the perception and expression of the beautiful or lyrical.
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Poetical.
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A person who writes poems.
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A writer of poems.
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A person who writes poems or verses.
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Poetic.
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Poetry.
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Origin of poet

  • Middle English from Old French poete from Latin poēta from Greek poiētēs maker, composer from poiein to create kwei-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French poete, from Latin poÄ“ta (“poet, author"), from Ancient Greek ποιητής (poiÄ“tÄ“s, “creator, maker, author, poet"), from ποιέω (poieō, “I make, compose").

    From Wiktionary