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cittern

[sit-ern] /ˈsɪt ərn/
noun
1.
an old musical instrument related to the guitar, having a flat, pear-shaped soundbox and wire strings.
Origin of cittern
1550-1560
1550-60; blend of Latin cithara (< Greek kithára lyre, kithara) andgittern
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cittern

/ˈsɪtɜːn/
noun
1.
a medieval stringed instrument resembling a lute but having wire strings and a flat back Compare gittern
Word Origin
C16: perhaps a blend of cither + gittern
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