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iambus

[ahy-am-buh s]
noun, plural i·am·bi [ahy-am-bahy] /aɪˈæm baɪ/, i·am·bus·es.
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Origin of iambus

1580–90; < Latin < Greek íambos
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Related Words for iambi

iamb, iambus

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Historical Examples of iambi

  • Bibaculus wrote poems against the monarchical party; these are referred to as iambi by Quintilian, x. 1, 96.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

    George Middleton

  • From the name Iambi came the measure Ιαμβος, Iambus, in which oracles were of old delivered.