Po"e*sy (?), n. [F. po'esie (cf. It. poesia), L. poesis, from Gr. . from to make. Cf. Posy.]

1.

The art of composing poems; poetical skill or faculty; as, the heavenly gift of poesy.

Shak.

2.

Poetry; metrical composition; poems.

Music and poesy used to quicken you. Shak.

3.

A short conceit or motto engraved on a ring or other thing; a posy.

Bacon.

 

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