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kithara

[ kith-er-uh ]
/ ˈkɪθ ər ə /
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noun

a musical instrument of ancient Greece consisting of an elaborate wooden soundbox having two arms connected by a yoke to which the upper ends of the strings are attached.

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Origin of kithara

1350–1400; Middle English <Greek kithára lyre; cf. guitar, zither
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  • Lyra d soi, n d' eg, kai kithara leipetai, kai kata polin chrsima; kai au kat' agrous tois nomeusi syrinx an tis ei.

  • The most probable is the latest by Petersen, which represents him as playing the kithara.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber

British Dictionary definitions for kithara

kithara
/ (ˈkɪθərə) /

noun

a variant of cithara
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