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experienced; practiced; skilled; learned (usually followed by in ): She was well versed in Greek and Latin.

1600–10; < Latin versātus busied, engaged (see versatile), with -ed2 for Latin -ātus

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versed (vɜːst)
adj (foll by in)
thoroughly knowledgeable (about), acquainted (with), or skilled (in)

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Word Origin & History

"practiced," 1610, from pp. of obsolete verse "to turn over" (a book, subject, etc.) in study or investigation, from M.Fr. verser "to turn, revolve" as in meditation, from L. versare "to busy oneself," lit. "to turn to" (see versus).
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verse definition

A kind of language made intentionally different from ordinary speech or prose. It usually employs devices such as meter and rhyme, though not always. Free verse, for example, has neither meter nor rhyme. Verse is usually considered a broader category than poetry, with the latter being reserved to mean verse that is serious and genuinely artistic.

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