vina

[ vee-nah, -nuh ]
/ ˈvi nɑ, -nə /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. vin du pays,
  2. vin ordinaire,
  3. vin rouge,
  4. vin-,
  5. vin.,
  6. vinaceous,
  7. vinaigrette,
  8. vinaigrette sauce,
  9. vinasse,
  10. vinaya pitaka

Also veena.

Origin of vina

First recorded in 1780–90, vina is from the Sanskrit word vīṇā

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British Dictionary definitions for vina

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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