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ποι-ητής, οῦ, ὁ, maker, μηχανημάτων Id.Cyr.1.6.38; κλίνης Pl.R.597d; τὸν π. καὶ πατέρα τοῦδε τοῦ παντός Id.Ti.28c; ζῴων, of the painter, Id.Sph.234a; inventor, θεῶν Id.Euthphr.3b; νόμων lawgiver, Id.Def. 415b.

2. workman, PSI4.388.8, al. (iii B.C., pl.).

II. composer of a poem, author, π. κωμῳδίας Pl.Lg.935e; π. καινῶν δραμάτων, τραγῳδιῶν κτλ. SIG1079.2, al. (Magn. Mae., ii/i B.C.): abs., poet, Hdt.2.53, Ar.Ra.96, 1030, Pl.Ion534b, etc.; Homer was called ὁ π., Pl.Grg.485d, Arist.Rh.1365a11, 1380b28, Telesp.34 H., Plb.12.21.3, Str.1.1.10, A.D.Synt.26.19, etc.; so also Hesiod, Pl. Lg.901a; and others, Id.Thg.125e, D.Chr.78.44.

b. composer of music, Pl.Lg.812d.

2. author of a speech, opp. deliverer of it, π. λόγων Id.Euthd.305b, cf. Phdr.234e, 278e, Alcid.Soph.34, Isoc. 15.192. (Written ποητής IG22.2319.65, SIG711L35 (Delph., ii B.C.), etc.)