rubaiyat

n.

"quatrains" (in Persian poetry), 1859, plural of rubai, from Arabic rubaiyah, from rubaiy "composed of four elements."


Nearby words

  1. rub up on,
  2. rub-a-dub,
  3. rub-down,
  4. rub` al khali,
  5. rubaboo,
  6. rubaiyat stanza,
  7. rubarth's disease,
  8. rubasse,
  9. rubato,
  10. rubber

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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