Origin of shawm
Examples from the Web for shawm
The shawm was silent, the herdsman bent questioningly over the wall and Kurwenal made answer.The Road to the Open|Arthur Schnitzler
In the second wagon will follow the musicians, the players upon the drum, the fife, and the shawm.
The name is believed to be derived from calamaula, a reed-pipe, which was corrupted to chalem-elle and then to shawm.
A figure is given (Galpin, p. 159) of a goat playing on a shawm from a carving of the twelfth century at Canterbury.
Cornemuse is a bagpipe; shalmye is a shawm, which was a wind-instrument, being derived from Lat.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer