A growing assortment of words and definitions used in the Early Modern era. See the Guide for more information.
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Representing character or manners. Greek ethos, character + poietikos; poieein, to make, represent. Hence ethopoeia, delineation of character; moral portraiture. Thomas Urquhart in THE JEWEL (1652) spoke of a man pranking, with a flourish of mimick and ethopoetick gestures.
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