a long poem in quatrains (rhyming aaba), written by Omar Khayyám and well known in a free translation by Edward FitzGerald
Origin of RubáiyátAr, literally , the quatrains from rub???y?t, plural of rub???y?, quatrain, feminine of rub???, composed of four from arba?a, four
nounpl. rubaiyat, or ru·bai·yats
A traditional Persian verse form consisting of a collection of quatrains, typically rhyming aaba.
Origin of rubaiyatFrom Persian rubā'iyyāt Arabizing pl. of rubā'ī quatrain from Arabic fourfold, quatrain from Arabic rubā' by fours, four by four rb&ayin;