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cither

/ ˈsɪθən; ˈsɪθə /

noun

  1. variants of cittern


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cither1

C17: from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara lyre

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Example Sentences

A third angel is furnished with a cither, also a favourite mediæval instrument.

Cithara; a Portuguese cither with six pairs of wire-strings, inlaid with tortoise-shell and ivory.

A French bijuga cither of the eighteenth century, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, ivory and ebony.

Cithara; a Portuguese cither, probably dating from the beginning of the eighteenth century.

A German bijuga cither (or Grosszither, as it used to be called in Germany), sixteenth century.

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