vina

[ vee-nah, -nuh ]
/ ˈvi nɑ, -nə /

noun

a musical stringed instrument of India, made of rosewood or ebony, consisting of a long, hollow, fretted stick to which one, two, or three gourds are attached to increase the resonance.

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Origin of vina

First recorded in 1780–90, vina is from the Sanskrit word vīṇā
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vina
/ (ˈviːnə) /

noun

a stringed musical instrument, esp of India, related to the sitar

Word Origin for vina

C18: from Hindi bīnā, from Sanskrit vīnā
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