poeta nascitur, non fit

Latin phrase

po·​eta nas·​ci·​tur, non fit pȯ-ˌā-tä-ˈnä-ski-ˌtu̇r nōn-ˈfit How to pronounce poeta nascitur, non fit (audio)
: a poet is born, not made

Dictionary Entries Near poeta nascitur, non fit

Cite this Entry

“Poeta nascitur, non fit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poeta%20nascitur%2C%20non%20fit. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?