versifier

versify

[vur-suh-fahy]
verb (used with object), versified, versifying.
1.
to relate, describe, or treat (something) in verse.
2.
to convert (prose or other writing) into metrical form.
verb (used without object), versified, versifying.
3.
to compose verses.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English versifien < Old French versifier < Latin versificāre. See verse, -ify

versifier, noun
unversified, adjective
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versify (ˈvɜːsɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  (tr) to render (something) into metrical form or verse
2.  (intr) to write in verse
 
[C14: from Old French versifier, from Latin versificāre, from versusverse + facere to make]
 
'versifier
 
n

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versify
c.1340 (implied in versifier), from O.Fr. versifier "turn into verse" (13c.), from L. versificare "compare verse," from versus "verse" (see verse) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious).
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