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A classical Arabic or Persian monorhyme poem in uniform metre, consisting of ten or more distichs set in a usually tripartite episodic structure, frequently with a panegyric or elegiac theme.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Jones. From Arabic qaṣīda, apparently from a root meaning ‘to aim, intend’, but the semantic relationship is unclear.
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