Rubaiyat stanza


Ru·​bai·​yat stanza ˈrü-bē-ˌät- How to pronounce Rubaiyat stanza (audio)
: an iambic pentameter quatrain with a rhyme scheme aaba

Word History


The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, quatrains translated by Edward FitzGerald (1859)

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rubaiyat stanza was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Rubaiyat stanza.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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