Rubaiyat stanza
noun Etymology: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, quatrains translated by Edward FitzGerald (1859) Date: 1940 an iambic pentameter quatrain with a rhyme scheme aaba

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  • Rubaiyat stanza — Pros. a quatrain patterned after those in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, of iambic pentameter and rhyming aaba. * * * …   Universalium

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