iambus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Greek ἴαμβος "a poetic meter".

Noun[edit]

iambus (plural iambuses or iambi)

  1. (poetry) an iamb

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

iambus m (genitive iambī); second declension

  1. an iambus
  2. iambic verse

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative iambus iambī
genitive iambī iambōrum
dative iambō iambīs
accusative iambum iambōs
ablative iambō iambīs
vocative iambe iambī

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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • iambus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers