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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French poème, from Latin poēma, from Ancient Greek ποίημα (poíēma), from ποιέω (poiéō, I make).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpəʊ̯ɪm/, [ˈpʰəʊ̯ɪm]
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ̯əm/, /poʊ̯m/, [ˈpʰo(ʊ̯)əm], [ˈpʰo(ʊ̯)m̩], [ˈpʰo(ʊ̯)m]
  • (India) IPA(key): /ˈpoʊ̯ɪm/, [ˈpo(ʊ̯)ɪm]
  • Rhymes: -əʊəm, -əʊm

NounEdit

poem (plural poems)

  1. A literary piece written in verse.
    • 2013 July-August, Sarah Glaz, “Ode to Prime Numbers”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 4:
      Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.
  2. A piece of writing in the tradition of poetry, an instance of poetry.
  3. A piece of poetic writing, that is with an intensity or depth of expression or inspiration greater than is usual in prose.

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French poème, from Latin poēma, from Ancient Greek ποίημα (poíēma), from ποιέω (poiéō, I make).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

poem (plural poems)

  1. poem
    • 1985, John J. Graham, "E Wir ain aald language. Writin ida Shetland dialect", in Manfred Görlach, Focus on Scotland, John Benjamins Publishing Company, page 193.
      Hit wisna till weel trowe da nineteent century at Shetlanders tried der haand at writin ida dialect — maistly poems, wi a antrin story noo an dan.
    • 1991, Chapman, No. 67-70, page 36.
      And Hugh MacDiarmid was and is A Brawli Makar, for as siccan folk hand tae 't as thrugaun as a poem itsel, he daes, an daes he no.
    • 2000, Chapman, No. 95-97, page 64.
      The pseudonym TSL first thocht on uisin stertin oot ti publish his wark wis Thrawn, an he uised this for whit we think micht be his first published poem in a Sooth African paper at haes (for nou) hidden itsel ower again amang the files.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French poème, from Latin poēma, from Ancient Greek ποίημα (poíēma), from ποιέω (poiéō, I make).

NounEdit

poem n

  1. poem

DeclensionEdit

Declension of poem 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative poem poemet poem poemen
Genitive poems poemets poems poemens

VilamovianEdit

NounEdit

poem n

  1. poem