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dizain

[dih-zeyn; French dee-zan] /dɪˈzeɪn; French diˈzɛ̃/
noun, Prosody
1.
a French poem or stanza of ten lines, employing eight or ten syllables to the line and having a specific rhyming pattern, as ababbccdcd.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < French; Old French dezen, dizain, tenth, tenth part, equivalent to dix ten (< Latin decem) + -ain (probably < Latin -ānum -an, replacing L distributive suffix -ēnum)
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