masnawi

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masnawi

a series of distichs (couplets) in rhymed pairs (aa, bb, cc, and so on) that makes up a characteristic type of Persian verse, used chiefly for heroic, historical, and romantic epic poetry and didactic poetry.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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