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poet

[poh-it] /ˈpoʊ ɪt/
noun
1.
a person who composes poetry.
2.
a person who has the gift of poetic thought, imagination, and creation, together with eloquence of expression.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English poete < Latin poēta < Greek poiētḗs poet, literally, maker, equivalent to poiē-, variant stem of poieîn to make + -tēs agent noun suffix
Related forms
poetless, adjective
poetlike, adjective
nonpoet, noun
Synonyms
1. versifier, bard.
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poet

/ˈpəʊɪt/
noun
1.
a person who writes poetry
2.
a person with great imagination and creativity
Word Origin
C13: from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs maker, poet, from poiein to make
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Word Origin and History for nonpoet
poet
c.1300, from O.Fr. poete (12c.), from L. poeta "poet, author," from Gk. poetes "maker, author, poet," from poein "to make or compose," from PIE *kwoiwo- "making," from base *qwei- "to make" (cf. Skt. cinoti "heaping up, piling up," O.C.S. cinu "act, deed, order"). Replaced O.E. scop (which survives in scoff). Used in 14c., as in classical langs., for all sorts of writers or composers of works of literature.
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