[ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr]
an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.
Also ban·do·ra [ban-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /bænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/.
Origin of bandore
1560–70; earlier bandurion < Spanish bandurria < Latin pandūra < Greek pandoûra three-stringed musical instrument
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Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal stringsAlso called: pandore, pandora
Word Origin for bandore
C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura
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