ru·​baʽi | \ rüˈbäˌē \
plural rubaiyat\ ˈrübēˌ(y)ät , -​bəˌyät , -​ˌbīˌ(y)ät , usually -​ät+V \ also rubais

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First Known Use of rubaʽi

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rubaʽi

Arabic rubāʽīyah, from rubāʽīy composed of four elements

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“Rubaʽi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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