poesy (n.) late 14c., "poetry; poetic language and ideas; literature; a poem, a passage of poetry," from O.Fr. poesie, from V.L. poesia, from L. poesis "poetry," from Gk. poesis "composition, poetry," from poein "to make or compose" (see POET (Cf. poet)). Meaning "the art of poetry" is late 15c.

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