iambelegus

noun

iam·​bel·​e·​gus
ˌīˌamˈbeləgəs
plural -es
: a verse used in classical prosody consisting of an iambic dimeter and half an elegiac pentameter

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek iambelegos, from iambos + elegos song of mourning or lamentation, probably of non-Indo-European origin

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“Iambelegus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iambelegus. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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