[ ahy-am-buh s ]
/ aɪˈæm bəs /
noun, plural i·am·bi [ahy-am-bahy] /aɪˈæm baɪ/, i·am·bus·es.
Origin of iambus
1580–90; < Latin < Greek íambos
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Examples from the Web for 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.