Rubaiyat stanza

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rubaiyat%20stanza. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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