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poeta

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

pŏēta: ae (POETES, Inscr. Orell. 1163), m., = ποιητής.
I In gen., a maker, producer (ante-class.): nec fallaciam Astutiorem ullus fecit poëta, a contriver, trickster, Plaut. Cas. 5, 1, 7: tu poëta es prorsus ad eam rem unicus, you are just fit for it, id. As. 4, 1, 3.—
II In partic., a poet (class.; syn. vates): visus Homerus adesse poëta, Enn. ap. Cic. Ac. 2, 16, 51 (Ann. v. 6 Vahl.); Cic. de Or. 2, 46, 194: oratores et poëtae, id. ib. 3, 10, 39: versificator quam poëta melior, Quint. 10, 1, 89: pictoribus atque poëtis Quidlibet audendi semper fuit aequa potestas, Hor. A. P. 9: expectes eadem a summo minimoque poëtā, Juv. 1, 14: judex absolvit injuriarum eum, qui Lucilium poëtam in scenā nominatim laeserat, Auct. Her. 2, 3, 19: unum (genus deorum) a poëtis traditum, Aug. Civ. Dei, 4, 27 init.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

pŏēta,⁸ æ, m. (ποιητής), poète : Cic. de Or. 2, 194 || fabricant, artisan, faiseur : Pl. As. 748 ; Cas. 861.

Latin > German (Georges)

poēta, ae, m. (ποιήτης), I) der Verfertiger, Schöpfer, Erfinder von etwas, Plaut. Cas. 861 (Ränkeschmied): tu poëta es prorsus ad eam rem, bist der Mann zu usw., Plaut. asin. 748. – II) prägn., der Dichter, Poet, poëta bonus, optimus, Cic.: p. barbarus (v. Nävius), Plaut.: Anacreon, lyricus p., Porphyr.: p. epigrammaticus, Spart.: p. scaenicus, Varro LL.: p. comicus, tragicus, Cic.: tragoediarum p., Gell.: satiricus p., Suet. fr.: vetus p., Gell., veteres poëtae, Amm.: Corn. Severus, versificator quam poëta melior, Quint. – Plur. poëtae (Ggstz. oratores, Prosaiker, Cic. de or. 3, 39), poëtarum licentia, Cic.: legere oratores et poëtas, Cic.: ut ait poëta, Colum. – / Griech. Nbf. poētēs, ae, m., Corp. inscr. Lat. 14, 2651.

Spanish > Greek

ἀοιδοπόλος, ἀοιδοθέτης

Latin > English

poeta poetae N M :: poet