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The facetie (also facetie, facete ; from Latin facetiae (plur.) "Joke, joke; mockery") describes a comical, pointed short story , also with erotic content. The facetie belongs to the smallest literary genres such as apophthegma , epigram , priamel , joke question ( anti joke ), swank , sentence , saying , joke .

It was introduced into humanistic literature by Poggio Bracciolini . In the German-speaking area of ​​the late Middle Ages or the early renaissance , it spread u. a. by Heinrich Bebel and Johannes Pauli .


  • Werner Röcke : wit and the public. The art of facetia. In: Werner Röcke, Helga Neumann (Ed.): Komische Gegenwelten. Laughter and literature in the Middle Ages and early modern times. Schöningh, Paderborn et al. 1999, ISBN 3-506-77269-4 , pp. 79-101.
  • Hans Peter Buohler: "De urbanis et facetis". Urbanitas in the faceties of Poggios and Bebels. In: Wolfenbütteler Renaissance-Mitteilungen. 32, 2008/2010, ISSN  0342-4340 , pp. 1-24.
  • Johannes Klaus Kipf: Cluoge stories. Humanistic facet literature in the German-speaking area (= literatures and arts of the pre-modern era. 2). Hirzel, Stuttgart 2010, ISBN 978-3-7776-1610-0 .

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Wiktionary: Fazetie  - explanations of meanings, word origins , synonyms, translations