plural rubaiyat
usually -ät+V
also rubais

Word History


Arabic rubāʽīyah, from rubāʽīy composed of four elements

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubaʽi was in 1789

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“Rubaʽi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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