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Examples from the Web for gittern
"I cannot mend the gittern, but I can refill the gipsire," said Marmaduke.The Last Of The Barons, Complete
Mr Galpin places the citole in the same class as the gittern.Springtime and Other Essays
At the end of the arbor some one was strumming upon a gittern.
A viol overhead took up the time, the gittern struck a few sharp notes.
And as for my gittern being tuneless, I've heard you tell a different tale, pretty Mistress Marguerite.Wager of Battle
Henry William Herbert
- music an obsolete medieval stringed instrument resembling the guitarCompare cittern
C14: from Old French guiterne, ultimately from Old Spanish guitarra guitar; see cittern
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Word Origin and History for gittern
late 14c., from Old French guiterne, from Latin cithara, from Greek kithara (see guitar).
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