iambus

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin iambus (a certain poetic meter), from Ancient Greek ἴαμβος (íambos).

Noun[edit]

iambus (plural iambuses or iambi)

  1. (poetry) iamb

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἴαμβος (íambos, a poetic meter).

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Noun[edit]

iambus m (genitive iambī); second declension

  1. iamb, iambus
  2. iambic verse

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative iambus iambī
Genitive iambī iambōrum
Dative iambō iambīs
Accusative iambum iambōs
Ablative iambō iambīs
Vocative iambe iambī

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: iambe
  • English: iambus
  • French: ïambe
  • Galician: iambo
  • German: Jambus
  • Italian: giambo
  • Portuguese: iambo
  • Spanish: yambo

References[edit]

  • iambus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • iambus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • iambus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • iambus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers