poetomachia

noun
po·​eto·​mach·​ia | \ pōˌetəˈmakēə \
plural -s

Definition of poetomachia

: a contest of poets specifically : a literary quarrel involving a number of Elizabethan dramatists

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History and Etymology for poetomachia

New Latin, from Latin poeta poet + New Latin -o- + Greek -machia -machy

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“Poetomachia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poetomachia. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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